Michele Pecoraro brings years of tourism, marketing, and leadership experience to the helm of Plymouth 400, Inc., the organization formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the 1620 Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony; events that significantly shaped the building of America. Michele’s knowledge of the tourism industry and her connections with industry leaders and legislators have helped her increase awareness and engagement for Plymouth 400 at the local, national, and international levels.
Michele joined the Plymouth 400, Inc. team in Spring 2014 and immediately began developing and expanding the organization’s National and International outreach efforts, government involvement, fundraising strategy, and overall strategic plans for Signature Events and Programs of 2020. Ms. Pecoraro is also the architect of Massacusetts 400, a concept to sustain the momentum of the Plymouth Colony commemoration for 10 years (2020 to 2030), the 250th of the American Revolution, and the 100th anniversary of the American Women’s sufferages movement, among others.
Ms. Pecoraro came to Plymouth from Cape Cod, where she worked for seven years as the Vice President of Operations, International Markets & Special Projects at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau. She also served as President of the Massachusetts Cultural Coast for ten years, and worked at several non-profit museums and schools.