The Trump-Pence campaign has added Bloomfield Hills native Lena Epstein as a co-chair for the Trump Michigan Campaign.
Epstein, 35, is a longtime Republican activist, including roles ranging from precinct delegate and fundraiser to chairing the Oakland County Lincoln Day Dinner and serving as a TV and radio political pundit. She is also a third-generation co-owner and general manager of Southfield-based Vesco Oil Corporation, a family-owned distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants and supporting services. Vesco Oil is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and has more than 200 employees and revenue exceeding $175 million.
“I was in the Trump camp from the very beginning because he represents a change from the status quo; an outsider with real business experience and success who is frank and honest with the American people,” said Epstein. “I am excited to recruit fellow millenials, the Jewish community and the women of Michigan to demonstrate that their futures and economic prosperity lie with Trump and the GOP.”
Epstein also serves on numerous community boards including the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Detroit Historical Society, Temple Beth El of Bloomfield Township, the Jewish Community Center, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kadima and the Detroit Jewish News Foundation.
She also was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. Epstein has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be an American,” she said, “and I invite all members of our Jewish community to actively engage in this presidential debate.”