The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced last week the appointment of three new Trustees to the organization's Board.
The new Trustees included Courtney Hurst, Karen O’Connor, and Arthur Parker, Jr.
Courtney Hurst is a third-generation Provincetown native. Ms. Hurst is the former owner of the Provincetown restaurant Fish Dish, and is co-founder of the thriving Boston-based public relations firm Metis Communications. She has fond memories of growing up literally in the shadow of the Monument, where she played in her grandparents’ yard staring up at Provincetown’s tribute to the Pilgrims’ first landing. She is a graduate of Provincetown High School and earned a bachelor’s degee in communications from Loyola University.
Karen O’Connor is a psychological consultant to Lightship Learning Services. Previously, she held educational and school psychological positions in a number of schools on Cape Cod. Ms. O’Connor has a strong interest in social and environmental issues and has been active on several nonprofit boards. She has a Master’s degree from Lesley College. She and her husband, Bruce MacGregor, are co-owners of a number of businesses in Provincetown. They have two adult daughters.
Arthur A. Parker, Jr. is the principal of Billingsgate AssociatesLLC, a private investigations and litigation support business that works with criminal and civil attorneys, as well as municipal and private clients. He is a retired police chief having served thirty-four years in municipal police departments in Provincetown, Wellfleet, Williamstown and Carver. Parker has been an adjunct professor at several colleges where he has taught criminal justice and business classes, and he continues to teach at the police academy. He holds a MBA and Masters in Criminal Justice and lives in Wellfleet.
Hurst, O’Connor, and Parker join Fred Ambrose, Joseph Collins, William Dougal, Michelle Haynes, Frederick Long, Robert Patrick, Al Silva, Charles Silva and Christopher Snow as members of the Board of Trustees.
"We are thrilled with the addition of these new Trustees as they bring new and broader perspectives to our leadership team. We are entering a new chapter in the Monument’s distinguished history, and with the current renovation of the interior structure of the Monument, we look forward to a strong opening this season in April. In addition to the renovated Monument, we will open a new photography exhibition called Provincetown Exposures," said John MCDonagh, Executive Director.
Courtesy Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.