PPS director taking job in San Francisco

Jack Gold, executive director of the Providence Preservation Society, is leaving to take a similar job at San Francisco Architectural Heritage. An announcement is expected later today.

Gold, who came to PPS three years ago from Connecticut, tells N4N, "I'm really excited about it, but it's incredibly bittersweet for me, because it's been a great experience for me here in Providence." Gold say he wasn't planning to leave, but that he applied after learning about the opportunity in SF and that it was too good to pass up. His last day with PPS will be December 20.

The Armory District resident came to Providence after working as development director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven and as a corporate and foundation relations officer at Yale's environment school, among other posts.

Among his accomplishments, Gold cited the Providence Preservation Society's reengagement with neighborhood groups, acting as a citywide convener on planning issues, and advocating for the preservation of historic school buildings in Providence. "I think our profile in the community has been raised," he says.

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