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Campaign Committee

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Dominic Hamden

Honorary Campaign Chair

Mayor Dominic Hamden (Milan) is a well-regarded Washtenaw County Attorney.  He has been admitted to practice since December 2004.  Dominic has a general practice, handling many different types of matters.  Prior to becoming Mayor of Milan, Dominic served as a Milan City Councilor for eight years. Dominic, a native of Adrian, graduated from Lenawee Christian High School and then the University of Michigan in 2001 with a degree in Political Science.  Dominic graduated from Thomas Cooley Law School and has argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Dominic lives in in Milan with his wife, Laura, and their children, Ethan (12) and Alexander (10). 

Dominic Hamden

Honorary Campaign Chair

Stephen Ranzini

Finance Co-Chair

Stephen Lange Ranzini is president and CEO of University Bank and president and CEO of University Bancorp, Inc. At the age of 23, after graduating from Yale University, Ranzini convinced Bank One Corporation to lend to a newly formed corporation of which he was president the monies necessary to buy a bank in a leveraged buyout. He then became the youngest bank holding company president in the US in July 1988.

Ranzini graduated Magna Cum Laude from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1982, and had the following honors: Honor Society, 1982; Recipient of Negley American History Prize; Westinghouse National Science Talent Search (now known as the Regeneron Science Talent Search), Semi-Finalist (Economics)

Ranzini graduated from Yale College in 1986, earning a BA with a Double Major: East Asian Studies (Japanese) and (Economic) History. While at Yale he was involved in many extracurricular activities including serving as Co-Founder and Founding Publisher, 1986, of The Yale Herald; Co-Founder and Founding Editor-in-Chief, 1984-1986, Yale Business Bulletin; and Chairman and Managing Director, 1984-1986, Yale College Student Investment Group.

Ranzini served as the President of the Yale Alumni Association of Michigan, from October 2003 to January 2009, and as one of the 350 Delegates to the Yale University, Assembly of Yale Alumni, from August 2004 to June 2007.

Ranzini served as the U.S. delegate to UN CEFACT TBG5, from April 2003 until July 2011 and during that time served thrice as a U.S. Delegate to the International Organization for Standardization global standards setting body for financial services, ISO/TC 68, from June 2004 to June 2007. He was a member of ANSI ASC X9 from April 2004 to September 2011. He has been a member of the Federal Reserve System's Remittance Coalition since its founding in 2011.[3] In July 2015 the Federal Reserve System appointed him as one of only five bank executives nationwide to the Federal Reserve System's Secure Payments Steering Committee, which is designing the new Federal Reserve Real-Time Payments System.

Stephen Ranzini

Finance Co-Chair

Lisa
Ranzini

Finance Co-Chair

Bio Coming Soon!

Jared
Collins

Campaign Manager

Jared Collins is a long-time non-profit and political activist. He holds a MS in non-profit management from Northeastern University and has worked in the arts, education and health and human service sectors. His political experience includes working as senior staff on Presidential, Gubernatorial, and US Senate and Congressional campaigns.

Jennifer
Smith

Director of Field Services

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Dominic Hamden, Honorary Campaign Chair

Stephen Ranzini, Fianance Co-Chair

Lisa Ranzini, Finace Co-Chair

Jennifer Smith, Director of Field Services

Jared Collins, Campaign Manager

Kate MacEwen, Director of Communications and Marketing

David Wilkinson, Director of Compliance

Alanna Shahly, Technology Consultant

Steve Gladden, Technology Consultant

Fady Salamy, Treasurer

Kate MacEwen

Director of Communications and Marketing

Originally from St. Paul Minnesota Kate moved to Ann Arbor in 1999 to attend the University of Michigan.   Kate has an undergraduate degree in voice performance and political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in arts administration from Eastern Michigan University. 

 

After receiving her undergraduate degree, Kate believed she’d fundraise in the arts, but her passion for helping vulnerable populations ensured she spent the majority of her fundraising career at human service organizations. One of her proudest accomplishments was building a community coalition to address the oral health needs of adults with developmental disabilities after the State of Michigan canceled the Medicaid Dental Benefit while head of development and marketing at Community Alliance.  Kate also served in development for organizations such as the Detroit Historical Society where she and her team closed a 20.1 million dollar capital campaign, SafeHouse Center, Home of New Vision and the Michigan Women’s Business Council. 

After nearly 15 years, Kate left the nonprofit sector in 2016 work in business development for her step mother’s company, ezbake technologies.  In addition to working closely with her family company, Kate works as a sales, marketing and branding consultant for a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations.  

Kate has been involved in many charitable organizations in and around Washtenaw County including as a board member for Arbor Opera Theater, and The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.  She has served as a committee member for the Red Cross, The Leslie Science and Nature Center, The Metropolitan Opera, and the St. Joseph Mercy Holiday Ball.  She, along with her rescue Percheron Draft Horse, Manny, Kate has volunteered for Camp Casey, an organization that provides a horse camp experience for children with service illness.  Finally, Kate has volunteered to help several dog rescue organizations

Alanna Shahly

Technology Consultant

Bio Coming Soon!

Steve 
Gladden

Technology Consultant

In 1999, Steve Gladden found himself laid off from a great job he had with a cutting edge startup. The company owed him a large sum of money for past payroll and expenses, leaving him and his wife in a less than desirable situation. Because of his vast knowledge base and work ethic, friends and people he had worked with started referring him to companies in need of technical services, from installing technical equipment in work vehicles to computers and networking. Since then Steve has been the president and CEO of Michigan Broadband Systems, a company that delivers high level, expert IT support for companies, from Soloprenuers to companies with multiple locations.  

Director of Compliance

David is a Senior Attorney at Frego and Associates. He has chosen to specialize in Bankruptcy Law because he believes it is one of the few areas where you can make a positive impact for your client in a short period of time. He enjoys the “problem solving” aspect of Bankruptcy cases and is certain that every client’s situation has a solution. Prior to working at Frego and Associates Dave worked as an Assistant County Prosecutor.

David Wilkinson
Fady Salamey

Treasurer

Bio Coming Soon!