About SRC

Strategic Resources Consulting, LLC offers the highest quality of consultant services on the market today. Since 1998, SRC has provided superior service to customers and have assisted them in achieving their goals. SRC’s years of experience and commitment to excellence have earned them the reputation as the best team in the area. SRC offers a wide array of grass roots consulting services tailored to fit the needs of a diverse client base. Many of these services are exclusive to SRC, making a partnership with SRC an effective Strategic move.

Kenn Dowell, CEO

"I am the proud owner & CEO of Strategic Resources Consulting

With nearly 20 years of proven experience in Managing and Coordinating Elections, I merge high-tech Data-Driven Campaign Strategies, Micro-targeting, and Traditional Grassroots Campaigns to create a winning strategy for all flavors of political/government campaigns. With my established network of influences from public officials, community organizations, and business groups, I have the relationships required for success. I am committed to providing Customized Personal Service that results in a message reflecting each client’s unique characteristics. My experience includes working as a consultant and organizer for political leaders such as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, Shontel Brown, United States Representative of the 11th Congressional District, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and numerous local, county and state candidates and levies.

I have also worked as Ohio’s political strategist for several national campaigns, Bill Clinton for President, John Kerry for President, Hillary Clinton for President, Barack Obama for President, and Joe Biden for President.

In each of these campaigns, I led many teams that effectively targeted and persuaded diverse constituency groups to take affirmative political action consistent with their strategic interest. In this work, I have developed deep working relationships with the African American Community
Clergy, Arab American Community, and the Hispanic Community. Additionally, I have handled all aspects of a campaign, from grassroots activities (Get Out the Vote) to high-level strategic targeting and mass media engagement.

Meet the Team

Dorenda Swanson
Senior Associate, and Lead of Project Engagements

With more than 20 years of executive management, legal marketing, and business development experience. Dorenda is a think-outside-the-box professional focused on customer experience, client development, and vendor relations. She is a strategic thinker focused on operational management and efficiency with a proven ability to engage, work, and collaborate with a diverse audience of people to get things done.  Dorenda also collaborates with community workforce organizations to provide outreach strategy support and content development services. She is the owner of Trade-Off Strategies, a company providing services to support senior leadership and small business owners to maximize their potential and growth opportunities. Dorenda has served on the boards of Women’s Wellness Foundation, the Ohio Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, and as a member of the Dinner Host Committee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Dr. Alicia Sloan
Senior Associate Reach and Urban Geography 

Alicia is a 5-time college graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University, a Master’s in Public Administration, a B.A. in Spanish, and another Master’s in Labor Relations and Human Resources all from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in Geography from Kent State University. When she is not handling projects for clients, she works at her company Nova’s Performing Arts Center, a mobile dance company and studio operating in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Alicia also dabbles in other industries including entertainment as a model and actress with agents in Ohio and Indiana, and also in community development doing work with different groups on neighborhood revitalization and engagement projects.

Destinee Burse
Senior Associate Environmental Justice Event Planning

Destinee brings extensive environmental and racial equity work focused in the Great Lakes region and expanding across the nation. Currently, Destinee works as Associate Director, Clean Water Supply with American Rivers, a national water conservation group. Most recently, she worked with community-led organizations in Georgia to build a watershed community education program model now being shared nationally. Destinee began her career as a community organizer in Cleveland, Ohio and continued this work engaging and facilitating coalitions of community-led organizations regionally and nationally. Destinee specializes in supporting community partners by tailoring messaging, identifying and highlighting synergies in our efforts, and mobilizing groups toward action.

Kennedi Dowell
Intern Podcast Producer Social Media

Kennedi is a newly college graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in both Criminal Justice along with Psychology. Kennedi has over 4 years of experience working in the Justice Center in both the Prosecutor’s Office and the Clerk of Courts. More specifically, in the Clerk of Courts she worked as a Human Resource Intern, where she helped orchestrate community events, community outreach and assisted new employees on boarding processes. In the Prosecutor’s Office she worked as a Communications Coordinator, where she got her first experience working with social media in a professional setting on all platforms. With a background in Communications and Digital Video Production,Kennedi works as an executive producer of the podcast and social media for Strategic Resources.

Aaron Phillips
Senior Associate Faith-Based/Community Relations

Aaron has been in the preaching ministry for 51 years and Pastoring Ministry for 30 years. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Sure House Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Sure House is one of the leading churches in Cleveland Ohio. Sure House assists with getting people jobs, reentry programs, and youth against violence projects just to name a few. In 2012 Aaron organized The Cleveland Clergy Coalition so other churches could get involved in the work that Sure House was doing in the Community. The Cleveland Clergy Coalition is an amalgamation of over one hundred churches that come together to work on major projects. Aaron has also Consulted on several campaigns on both political and social issues. Aaron was the Faith Coordinator for Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish for election and re-election campaigns. Aaron was a leading consultant on the current Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike Omalley Democratic Primary Campaign in 2016. Aaron was the Faith-Based Consultant for current Congresswoman Shontel Brown in both of her successful campaigns for the 11 Congressional District. Aaron has worked on several issues from voting rights to standing up for people having affordable energy.

St. John Senior Associate Political Liaison

Over the past twenty-plus years, Deametrious has been very instrumental as a Democratic Political Operative in Ohio, serving as Campaign Advisor for Mayors and several Council Members and County Commissioners in Northeast Ohio and statewide, he served as Campaign Director to former State Representative William J. Healy II (52nd District) and Advisor to current State Representative Thomas West (49th District). He has also served as African American Outreach Director for the Ohio Democratic Party and for the Obama Campaign for Change in Ohio in 2008, served as Political Director to Ohio State Treasurer Kevin Boyce in 2010, and Political Advisor to Congressman John Conyers Jr. of Michigan (MI 14) from 2009-2011. In 2020 served as Strategic Advisor for the Biden Harris Presidential Campaign, Statewide Political Outreach Advisor to Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH 11), and a current Advisor to Shontel Brown for Congress.