Drew has a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and started his career at McCann-Erickson Southwest working in new business and on a range of accounts. He’s been at Proof Advertising, TM Advertising and more recently Belmont Icehouse, where he helped grow a small boutique agency into a recognized creative powerhouse. Currently, Drew serves as the Vice President of Brand Engagement at Meeting Professionals International; responsible for the organization’s global brand footprint and retaining, acquiring and engaging its worldwide community of meeting and event professionals. Throughout his more than 20 years in marketing and communications, he’s helped rack up success stories that cover a vast multitude of industries, while gaining awards in media that range from television to print, digital, experiential and beyond. In addition to his work at MPI, Drew’s client experience includes 7-Eleven, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Baylor University, Bell Helicopter, Big Bend Brewing Co, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority, E-Z-GO, Hilton Austin, HP Byron Nelson Championship, La Quinta, Lower Colorado River Authority, Mattress Firm, Radisson, Sport Chalet, Tarrant County Public Health, Texas A&M University, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Health Resources, Texas Tourism, Town of Addison, Visit Big Bend and VisitDFW to name a few. Married for 17 years to a gorgeous UT alum, Drew has a son named George, dog named Charlie Biscuits and cat named Max Powercat. When not trying the latest craft beer, you’ll find him on the nearest trail; running, hiking or walking, oftentimes with some of those mentioned previously, except Max Powercat.