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.
Director of Communications and Development
Ashleigh is the Director of Communications and Development at Steward Media. Her experience lies in project management, event management, marketing, social media, design, and photography. Ashleigh is passionate about growing the organization.
Ashleigh is a Michigan native, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in photography from College for Creative Studies. Through various positions, Ashleigh has acquired essential skills needed to drive a company to success.
Through years of management, marketing, and social media experience, Ashleigh has a background that allows her to creatively drive clients, as well as the company, into a successful future.