Pilgrim Monument and P-Town Museum Adds Two New Trustees

New trustees are Brian Johnson and Charles Roberts...

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced today two new board trustees who were approved on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the 126th Annual Meeting of the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association (CCPMA), the governing authority of the organization. The new Board Trustees are Brian Johnson and Charles Roberts. Board President Courtney K. Hurst and Trustee Arthur Parker were re-appointed to their respective roles.

The CCPMA is the oldest nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization on Cape Cod, established to commemorate the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the New World as they landed in Provincetown Harbor in November of 1620 and signed the Mayflower Compact. The 11-member board of the organization’s mission is to showcase the history of Provincetown through its exhibitions and collections and to maintain the Pilgrim Monument, the symbol of freedom and democracy. 

After the Annual Meeting, PMPM hosted a cocktail reception in the Museum for guests who attended the meeting to help the community kick off the summer season. The PMPM has more events planned this year than ever before and will continue to do so over the next few years as the organization gears up for the 400th anniversary celebration of the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims to take place in 2020. The PMPM is also excited about the new Del Deo exhibit and Hat Sisters Case put together by Consulting Curator Samuel Tager.


2018-2019 Officers

President, Courtney K. Hurst – Courtney is the owner of Edwige and Mojo’s of Provincetown and is a fourth generation Provincetown native. She recently sold her public relations/communications firm that she established 12 years ago in Boston.  Courtney is a graduate of Loyola University where she earned a degree in Communications.

Vice President, Besti Corea – Betsi, a Truro resident, has extensive experience working in the insurance industry.  She is also past Chair of the Truro Board of Assessors and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Seamen’s Bank.

Secretary-Clerk, Jan Katherine VonFlatern – Jan is a Provincetown resident and retail business owner. She joins the PMPM following an extensive legal career including serving as general counsel and principal in several privately held businesses and as an experienced litigator.  Jan has degrees from Antioch University School of Law and Albertus Magnus College.

Treasurer, Michael Glasfeld – A resident of Mystic, Connecticut, Michael is the owner of Bay State Cruise Line which operates ferries between Provincetown and Boston seasonally.  He is also partner in Mayflower Trolley that brings visitors to the PMPM and other locations in Provincetown.

2018-2019 Trustees:

Joe Collins – Joe serves on the PMPM Collections Committee and has a strong background in American antiques.  In addition, Joe has a strong background in private banking and personal trust services.

Paul deRuyter –A resident of Provincetown, Paul is an independent financial consultant and part owner of several Cape Cod and Provincetown businesses.

Brian Johnson -  A part-time resident of Provincetown, Brian is the former CFO of the National LGBTQ Task Force, the oldest continuously operating national LGBTQ civil rights organization. As CFO, Brian was responsible for all finance, accounting, business management, insurance, legal compliance, facility, human resources and IT infrastructure.

Arthur Parker – A resident of Wellfleet, Arthur is a retired chief of police and began his career in Provincetown. He is currently a public safety consultant and principal of Billingsgate Associates, a litigation support and private investigation business.

Charles Roberts – A resident of Provincetown, Charles is a partner (retired) at Paul Hastings LLP, London UK, where he established the real estate practice. In addition he represented banks and investors in the origination, syndication and securitization of loans secured over commercial real estate throughout Europe.

John Jay Wooldridge – John is the owner of the Inn at Cook Street in Provincetown and is a former industry spokesperson for Reebok International. He holds a BFA and MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. John is also coordinator of Business Program Services for Distinctive Inns of Provincetown. 

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