The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced today the promotion of John DeSouza to Deputy Executive Director. In this new role, DeSouza will have expanded responsibilities for staffing, budgeting and operations while continuing his duties over membership.

“It is with my great pleasure to announce John DeSouza as Deputy Executive Director,” said Dr. David Weidner, Executive Director of PMPM. “He has been a key team player over the past six years and will continue to contribute to the future growth and development of our programs and facilities.”

“John is a trusted and valuable teammate who not only has deep institutional knowledge from his history with PMPM, but also embraces the vision and direction of where we’re headed. This new role signifies the growth of PMPM and John is the perfect person to fill it,” said Courtney Hurst, President of the PMPM Board of Trustees.

Previously, DeSouza had served as the PMPM Constituent Relations Manager where he helped increase membership, increased fundraising, developed and executed new programs and streamlined administrative processes.  Prior to joining the PMPM, DeSouza was principal and owner of JDDS & Co., a professional consultancy firm serving a diverse range of businesses in the professional and creative communities.  DeSouza has both a Master of Public Studies degree and also a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

DeSouza has volunteered extensively in the community including with the Provincetown Business Guild and the Provincetown International Film Festival and he continues to support many charitable causes in Provincetown and on Cape Cod.

About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620.  Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and oversees Provincetown 400, the committee developing the commemorations for 2020, the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown.  Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit pilgrim-monument.org.