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Steve Hood Biography

Stephen F. Hood, usually addressed as Steve Hood is the son of Nicholas Hood Sr. and Dr. Elizabeth F. Hood PhD (deceased). Steven Hood is a political consultant and political analyst in Detroit, Michigan, where he hosts the television program Detroit Wants 2 Know.

He has one brother, Nicholas Hood III, Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ. Born in Detroit on January 20th, 1963 Steve attended Roeper City and Country School until the 8th Grade. Steve graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1981 and went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology in 1985.

Upon graduation, Steve Hood returned to Detroit where he worked at Cyprian Center Incorporated, a mental health service provider of services to the developmentally disabled population of Detroit, until 1984. Cyprian Center Incorporated was founded by Nicholas Hood Sr. and named in honor of his daughter Sarah Cyprian Hood, a lovely young lady who suffered from a developmental disability.

In 1995, Steve Hood formed Hood Information Technologies (HIT). Utilizing a Geographic Information based election data system he created, Steve Hood was able to deliver hyper-accurate voter information to all candidates. This led to Steve to provide data to over one hundred political campaigns between the years of 1986 and 2003. The campaigns ranged from local to Presidential, and his clients included such luminaries as Jeffery Fieger, Mike Duggan, Robert Ficano and Al Gore. In 1998, Steve founded Ronin America to provide political consulting above and beyond political data.

From 2003 until 2009, Steve Hood worked as Director of Vendor Services for Wayne County. This position was created to help potential vendors compete for contracts on a fair and level playing field. Also during this time, Steve Hood consolidated Hood Information with his other company, Ronin America. In the spring of 2009, Steve left Wayne County to concentrate on political consulting.

Ronin America sponsored its first Political Boot Camp in April of 2009. The Boot Camp had over 200 potential candidates in attendance. Out of the boot camp came five new members to the Detroit City Council elected in November 2009. Ronin America has since diversified its client base beyond politics and now has fifteen nonpolitical data clients. These clients are in two groups: small businesses and churches.

Steve Hood is an avid power boater and enjoys a large following as a political analyst for Detroit Fox 2 and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

Contact us at 313-649-7589 in Detroit, Michigan, to learn more about Steve Hoods background as a political consultant.


The Nicholas Hood Sr. Interview

The Nicholas Hood Sr. Interview

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