Our Staff

 

Michele Pecoraro, Executive Director | mpecoraro@plymouth400inc.org | 508.812.2020 x114

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. Her initiative to bring on a professional staff and expand the scope of the Board of Directors staff has been key to growing the organization. Ms. Pecoraro came to Plymouth from just over the Cape Cod Canal, 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. Ms. Pecoraro possesses a deep love of the region in which she has lived for most of her life, and as Executive Director of Plymouth 400, Inc. she welcomes the challenge and opportunity to give back to this community through this once-in-a-lifetime commemoration.

 

Cheryl Soares, Program Manager | casoares@plymouth400inc.org | 508.812.2020 x112

Cheryl is a lifelong Plymouth resident who began working at Plymouth 400 in October of 2012 as Administrative Coordinator with 30 years of experience in administration, operations, event planning, human resources and accounting. Cheryl's past successes include coordinating events, securing grants, coordinating cultural arts programs, co-founding PBAC, and established an educational drama club and talent show at a local elementary school. As a part of the Plymouth 400 team Cheryl has been instrumental in building the organization's brand and is deeply involved in fundraising, accounting, volunteer management, event planning, operations, marketing, and the newly launched Plymouth 400 Partner Program.

 

 

Sheila Fey, Communications Coordinator | sfey@plymouth400inc.org | 508.812.2020 x118

Sheila came to Plymouth 400 from a prominent public relations and crisis communications firm in Boston where she developed social media strategies and public relations campaigns for clients in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston and a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Sheila's understanding of Plymouth and the South Shore and her creative communications strategies have landed Plymouth 400 in publications such as the New York Times, Public Radio International, and The Boston Globe.