Session: New Beginnings

As owner and CEO of Skidmore Studio, Drew is a thoughtful strategic partner, a relationship builder, and a fierce advocate for the creative team and the Skidmore legacy. He earned a degree in economics from Albion College in 2000 and received the Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year Award in 2013. Prior to joining the studio, Drew was a consultant, an auditor at EY, and a partner in a material handling business. His previous consultancy and entrepreneurial experience, coupled with his innate drive and passion for the purposeful work of Skidmore, helped lead the team to earn the honor of one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2019. In March 2020, he founded Michigan Fields, an online grocer that delivers the best of Michigan directly to Metro Detroit homes.

Committed to helping make Detroit a stronger community through nonprofit service, Drew is a board member and Treasurer of the Eastern Market Partnership, a regional board member of Big Green, and an executive advisor to Winning Futures.

In off-hours, Drew enjoys anything outdoors and active, preferably in an interesting location, followed with amazing food. He’s run the original marathon course in Greece, dived the Great Barrier Reef, and toured most of the grocery stores in Nairobi. You'll often find his sidekick, Stanley (a handsome boxer), hanging at the Studio throwing off some creative vibes.