Drew has a long history in the hospitality industry. He started his hotel career in Orlando, Florida, in 1990 where he worked for a large resort property in Disney’s Lake Buena Vista resort area. He then moved to Atlanta after accepting a position at Holiday Inn’s corporate flagship hotel, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, as the Assistant Guest Relations Manager. After many years in the hotel business, Drew began his own retail venture, which he operated for three years before coming back to hospitality.
Drew joined Webvertising in 2000 to focus primarily on sales of the iHotelier central reservations system. After the sale of the iHotelier platform to TravelClick, Drew became the Director of Operations for the iHotelier division within the company. He eventually moved on to Whiteboard Labs where he focused on sales for custom web design and their proprietary Windsurfer® CRS. As Vice President of Sales for SHR, Drew is focused on the cultivation of new business and leads his team in innovative sales and marketing strategies.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida State University.