Who We Are

Ben deRuyter

Immediate Past President

Ben is a Cape Cod business owner and entrepreneur. He owns and manages commercial and residential real estate in Provincetown where he founded and operates two food and beverage businesses. Since 2012 Ben has been engaged in municipal government in his hometown of Brewster. Today he is serving his second three-year term as a member of the Select Board. He previously served as a member of the town’s Finance Committee.

In 1999 Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While working in the industry he completed his MBA at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass. Ben holds a commercial pilot license with single and multi-engine ratings and an instrument rating.

In his role as President of the Community Development Partnership and as a member of the Brewster Select Board, Ben is particularly interested in creating more safe and affordable housing opportunities across Cape Cod. He serves as the Select Board representative to the newly established Brewster Municipal Affordable Housing Trust.

 Ben and his wife, Jackie, live with their three school-aged children in Brewster, MA.

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