As Senior Vice President of Research, Drew leads public opinion polling efforts and provides strategic advice to clients that include political campaigns, corporations, issue advocacy organizations, foundations, and the media.
Drew has appeared on NPR, authored opinion pieces for Politico and the Huffington Post, and his research and commentary have been featured in news outlets from coast to coast, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. Beginning in 2009, Drew helped re-launch the Los Angeles Times-University of Southern California poll, building it into one of the most acclaimed public polls in the country. He has also served as a guest lecturer for several colleges and universities.
With an extensive background in electoral politics, Drew served as pollster and advisor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, and several members of Congress. Most recently, he served as pollster to Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in his defeat of Joe Arpaio. Drew helped elect the first Democratic mayor of San Diego in nearly a quarter century, and he has polled for numerous multi-million dollar independent expenditure campaigns across the country.
Drew has a broad range of corporate experience across a diverse group of sectors, from energy to investment banking to infrastructure. He has a particularly strong background in land use campaigns, as well as on public health issues, providing research and strategic guidance for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Prior to joining S360, Drew was a vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, where he ran the firm’s California office. Before that, he managed U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler’s first successful campaign in North Carolina, served as the Get-Out-The-Vote director for former U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth, and worked on U.S. House campaigns in over a dozen states. He also served in various capacities at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, including Southern and Midwest Regional political director.
Drew graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and resides with his family in San Diego, CA.