Derek is founder of Steward Media, a metro Detroit-based public and political relations firm. He is known as a power connector to organizations and community leaders throughout southeast Michigan. Derek lists several members of city council, mayors, state representatives, senators, judges, and presidential candidates among his client base, and is most proud of his fundraising abilities for local charities.
He and his team have generated millions of dollars in support of worthy causes. He has attended thousands of networking events over the years and is considered a “master of networking.” Because of his incredible ability to connect, Derek and his team have produced their own networking events, bringing value to various industries like commercial real estate and law. Derek’s passion is assisting his clients build relationships with key leaders, and because of his expertise in networking; he saves his clients time and money.
He serves the community as a board member of the Local Development Finance Authority of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Troy Community Foundation, Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce where he co-chairs the Political Action Committee, and Leaders for Kids Board of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He was the founding president of the Chaldean American Student Association at Oakland University in 2000, served as student body president of the Oakland University Student Congress in 2002 when he earned his undergraduate degree.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2017.