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Derek Dickow has performed services for our community’s various organizations that have been very successful. His passion, professionalism and ability to accomplish the intended goals of each event are his greatest attributes.Michael J. George, Sr. – Chaldean Federation of America, Former Chairman and Community Advisor
We Are Connectors. We Are Innovators. We Are Steward Media.
We live by the adage “you can make an excuse or you can make a difference, but you can’t do both.”
Derek J. Dickow
Derek is the 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. 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.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored him as an Elite 40 Under 40 in January 2017, and DBusiness Magazine recognized him in DBusiness’ 30 in Their Thirties in September 2017.
Shauna is the Director of Communications and Development at Steward Media. Her experience lies in event management, community outreach, and public relations marketing. Shauna is passionate about building relationships with clients and assisting in creative, strategic ways to grow an organization.
Native of Northern Michigan, Shauna earned a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Cincinnati. Her interest in corporate communication, as well as interpersonal and strategic communication, has given her the experience to identify important elements needed in any company.
Shauna was an instructor in a Public Speaking Course at the University of Cincinnati, teaching collegiate students the skills to speak effectively to large and small groups. She worked as a consultant for the School of Information Technology and the Office of Research.
Following graduate school, Shauna decided to return to Michigan to live and work in the metro Detroit area. She is actively involved in both the National and Detroit Chapters of the Women in Communication Association as a member and volunteer in the public relations division.