Drew co-directs Strategies 360′s national research practice, leading public opinion efforts and providing 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 serves or has served as pollster and advisor to elected officials at all levels of government, including former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, and governors and members of Congress across the country. He was pollster for Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in his defeat of Joe Arpaio, and he most recently helped elect Todd Gloria mayor of San Diego.
Drew has a broad range of experience across a diverse group of sectors, from energy to investment banking to infrastructure. He has a particularly strong background in land use campaigns and on public health issues.
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. Rep. Heath Shuler’s first successful campaign in North Carolina, served as the Get-Out-The-Vote director for former U.S. Rep. 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 is a native San Diegan.