Who We Are
Leadership Cape Cod will make more of an impact by offering more programs and services to more
people, businesses and community organizations.
Leadership Cape Cod goals are:
- To provide the tools for leaders to thrive in their businesses and community.
- To enhance leadership and civic engagement (community service) skills.
- To cultivate connections and fosters thoughtful conversations and collaborative skills.
- To offer a learning community network of friends and colleagues.
- To drive change and innovation while helping to shape the future of the Cape Cod region
Board Of Directors & Staff
Leadership Cape Cod Board President
Marty Bruemmel is President of the Cape Cod Community Media Center, based in Dennis Port. Prior to his appointment in 2013, he started a valet parking business in 1981, selling the company in 2013. He’s not only worked in the valet parking/parking management business for over 30 years, but has consulted with national parking companies and held positions as purchasing and safety manager for several national food manufacturing companies and has training and vast experience in the property and casualty insurance area as well as safety and loss prevention. He owns a voice over/imaging business and a broadcasting and media production company, Cape and Islands Radio.com.
Leadership Cape Cod Board Vice President
Abigail is originally from upstate NY and summered here throughout childhood. In 2002 she bought a home in Orleans.
She began her Cape Cod career here with an HR consulting/recruiting firm. That was a great introduction to business on the Cape. She started changing from a recruiter into more of a consultant to assist small businesses. She has worked for a few companies in business development and is at Secure Networks as the Director of Business Development.
Leadership Cape Cod Board Treasurer
Mike Redfield was born and raised in West Yarmouth. He received his Bachelors degree in Business from Bryant University in 2004. Mike spent 9 years living in San Diego from 2007 to 2016 enjoying the ocean and the outdoors year round and experienced immense professional growth by seizing on an opportunity to start a niche business within the construction industry. He grew his business year over year and sold it in 2016 so he and his wife Robbi could move to the Cape to settle down and start a family. Mike is currently the Sales Manager of the Personal Insurance Team at Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency and is an active member in the community.
Leadership Cape Cod Board Clerk
Sarah Colvin is a broadcast journalist who has worked in both radio and television on Cape Cod. She began her career in 2005, reporting and anchoring local news on stations WQRC and WOCN, as well as producing weekly public affairs segments. She joined the Town of Barnstable as News Coordinator in 2011, and spent five years as producer and host of the Town’s award-winning daily municipal television newscast, “Barnstable This Morning.” She’s reported from one end of Cape Cod to the other, talking with local leaders, experts, and newsmakers on a myriad of topics. Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for Cape Cod Young Professionals, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod.
Catherine joined Housing Assistance Corporation in December 2018. Through her work at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cape Cod Academy, and the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance she realized how rewarding it was to assist a nonprofit organization in exceeding its goals and fulfilling its mission. She has had the great honor of working with dedicated and passionate professionals that share her commitment of supporting the nonprofit sector on Cape Cod and looks forward to contributing to Housing Assistance Corporation.
As strategic marketing manager for Riverview School, Margot is responsible for the schools marketing messaging and materials, as well as public relations initiatives. She manages the school’s website, social media, advertising, newsletters, videos, photos and other forms of communication.
Margot earned a BA in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has led the marketing communications, community relations, and public relations initiatives of leading regional and national non-profit organizations, including The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, The March of Dimes, New Jersey Chapter; The American Diabetes Association, Rhode Island Affiliate; and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Chapter.
Jackie deRuyter is a sculptural fiber artist living and working in Brewster. Prior to pursuing a career in art, she studied reproductive and cellular biology at the University of Massachusetts, where she received her B.S. and Ph.D. Jackie also completed a master’s degree in business administration during that time. She taught courses in biology and genetics at the University of Connecticut and Cape Cod Community College.
An irrepressible passion for the arts motivated Jackie to begin showing her artwork in local galleries and shows. She now works as a studio artist and also works with a local ballet studio, providing costume design and artistic consultation. She is an amateur musician, studying violin and piano at the Cape Cod Conservatory. Jackie believes that the arts are an integral part of the community and should be both appreciated and supported.
Mairead grew up in Manchester, N.H. She received her bachelor’s degree from Keene State College. After graduation, she moved to Peabody, Mass., and worked for Enterprise Rent A Car. Two years later she married her husband, whom she had met while studying at Keene State. He is from Dennis, works as a teacher and runs a charter fishing boat in the summer. The most logical thing for her to do was relocate to the Cape!
Mairead has been with the Animal Rescue League since September 2017. She loves starting each day giving a “pat on the head” to our four-footed friends! She is the first Development Officer the league has hired on Cape Cod. The league has been on the Cape for almost 100 years and Mairead is excited to work with their Cape donor base and assist in keeping animals happy and healthy in their habitats and homes.
With an interest in combining the positive aspects of business and marketing to help improve our communities, Molly earned a bachelor’s of arts in environmental studies from Brown University in Providence, R.I. To support her studies, she opened a seasonal, fair-trade jewelry store in Provincetown. She turned her green building concentration into a job as a construction manager for a community shopping center developer, which brought her to live in Boston, Colombia, S.C., and Washington DC. Molly then spent three years enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and marketing fun for Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards.
Sean Randall was born and raised in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He attended the West Bridgewater public schools, Suffolk University, the Gemological Institute of America, and the Community Leadership Institute. While still in college, he began working for the Massachusetts Department of Education, where he overhauled the Student Government Day program and the U.S. Senate Youth program. His training seminars and promotional materials continue to be used by these programs.
Sean has vast experience in launching or revamping organizations to the degree that they are significantly stronger through his collaborative leadership. Sean most recently has served as Sturgis Charter Public School Parent Association President, Senior Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church, board member of Leadership Cape Cod, and board member of the Suffolk University Parent Leadership Council.
Jacob is a native Cape Codder who has worked in a variety of human service and education roles with individuals of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Jacob received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and found his passion providing training and education to those supporting individuals who have experienced trauma by focusing on recovery, advocacy and strength-based approaches.
This passion lead of training, education and prevention lead him to Children’s Cove, the Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center where he works to raise awareness of child abuse issues, prevention education for parents and caregivers, and how to best respond to children who have made disclosures of abuse for anyone who works with children.
Leadership Cape Cod Executive Director
Throughout his career Bob Cody has a demonstrated record of leadership, problem-solving, organizational development, maximizing individual contributions, and continuous operational improvement. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, academic and non-profit organizations.
In positions of vice-president of worldwide research, development and engineering, dean of academic and student affairs, board member and board chair, Cody has led organizations in innovation and growth specializing in developing new programs, products and services, while increasing revenue and organizational growth, leading change management transformations to take those organizations to new levels of performance. He is currently the chief executive partner of Innoreate, a business consulting firm and the Executive Director of Leadership Cape Cod.