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Molly Demeulenaere, Executive Director, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Molly Demeulenaere, Executive Director


With over 20 years of arts and museum leadership, Molly Demeulenaere (pronounced "De-mew-len-air") currently serves the social sector and museum community as the Executive Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Nicknamed the "Velvet Bulldozer," Molly is a pacesetting, visionary leader driving organizations to a set of unified strategic goals. With eyes looking for the challenges of tomorrow, and hands ever engaged with tasks of today, She works with teams to accomplish what they thought was impossible.

Demeulenaere's personal belief is that one person can make a difference.

Demeulenaere, guided by the Center's values and idealogy, has the central responsibility for providing leadership and direction for the Center and is responsible for all fundraising activities. Demeulenaere is known for her ability to build relationships with all different types of constituencies. At the same time, her passion for art, science, and informal education support the Center's mission to serve the entire Cape community and visitors to the area by offering instruction, entertainment, and exhibition in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Demeulenaere has worked with the Cultural Center since 2019, became the Managing Director in 2021, and the Executive Director, on January 1, 2022.

Before moving to Cape Cod, Molly served in several roles, including President & CEO of the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida. MOSI served over 1.7 million people during her tenure through its programs and campus partners. In addition, it opened 21 new experiences, including being the first place in the nation where the general public could experience autonomous vehicle technology.

Known for her creativity and bold programming, she can often be found sitting in the middle of a gallery, legos in hand, plotting the next solution.

Got an idea, or want to share an experience? Email her today!

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