Founder & President
Derek Dickow is the founder of Metro Detroit-based public and political relations firm, Steward Media. He is known as a power connector to reputable organizations and community leaders throughout Michigan.
Derek lists several members of city council, mayors, state representatives, senators, judges, and presidential candidates among the company’s 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’s attended thousands of networking events over the years and is considered a “master of networking.” Because of his incredible ability to connect, his team has created 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, saves his clients time and money. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson honored him as an Elite 40 under 40 and DBusiness Magazine recognized him in DBusiness’ 30 in Their Thirties.
He serves the community as a board member of the Local Development Finance Authority of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Troy Community Foundation, a member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce where he chairs the Political Action Committee, and Leaders for Kids Advisory Board of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Director of Communications and Development
Ashleigh Quaigg is our Director of Communications and Development. Her experience lies in project management, event management, marketing, social media, design, and photography. Ashleigh is passionate about growing the organization and using her creative skills to enhance our client base.
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 success.
Ashleigh has a passion for photography and enjoys capturing families and children. She translates this passion into professional successes at Steward Media and with her free time.
Political Affairs Specialist
Brandon Nast is our Political Affairs Specialist. His experience lies in event management, community outreach, public relations, and fundraising. Brandon is passionate about supporting community driven politicians seeking to make a difference.
Brandon earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Oakland University and lives in Birmingham, Michigan. His interests in community outreach, political legislation, and political finance have given him the experience to identify important elements needed in today’s political climate.
Brandon is a competitive athlete and enjoys to box and golf. When he’s not working or training, he frequently travels. He hopes to travel to Japan, China, and Korea within the next few years.