Kenn Dowell joined Melamed Communications as Vice President of Community Outreach in January 2015. He previously owned and operated Strategic Resources, LLC.
Kenn has played a key role in numerous issue, candidate and advocacy campaigns locally and throughout Ohio. Kenn is experienced in all aspects of campaigning, from grass roots “Get Out the Vote” activities and building coalitions to high-level strategic planning.
Kenn’s efforts have been recognized in a number of critically important issues including Passage of the Cleveland Schools Transformation Plan which relied heavily on Kenn’s expertise in ensuring a strong turn out of voters. He has also been a long-time adviser to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and has lead numerous grass roots efforts on behalf of candidates and issues including the past three Cuyahoga Health and Human Services issues. Kenn has also worked on behalf of corporate clients to build statewide community education programs. In addition to his political and issue work, Kenn is also a co-founder of Blacks United In Local Democracy (BUILD), a non-partisan Political Action Committee created to ensure African American engagement in and with access to the political system.
Kenn is involved in the community in a variety of non-profits and community-based organizations including the Men’s Action Network (MAN), African American Family Day Picnic, and Glenville Festival. Kenn and his wife Yvonne and their three children reside in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.