Richard J. Zaranek is Co-Founder and President of Executive Prison Consultants, LLC, a private
consulting firm representing clients nationwide. Dr. Zaranek is primarily responsible for providing appropriate guidance
and education to clients facing criminal charges and prison terms within the Federal Legal System.
earned a masters degree in educational administration from Western Michigan University and a doctorate degree in organizational
leadership from The University of Michigan while serving as a public school administrator in Michigan. His career included
a variety of school and central office based administrative positions within the public school hierarchy.
his 30 years of public school service, Dr. Zaranek earned a reputation as one of the premier school administrators in Michigan,
receiving numerous state and national awards and serving on various advisory committees to state and national educational
organizations. Dr. Zaranek also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education relative to distribution
of public funds for educational initiatives throughout the country. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor
at various universities teaching graduate level educational administrative courses.
In 2005, he was convicted on
federal charges stemming from allegations of professional misconduct while serving in a public capacity. He subsequently
served a 13-month term at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida. He is co-author of CAMPER: A Comprehensive
Guide to Serving Time in a Federal Prison Camp.