John E. Drew is founder and Chairman of the Drew Company, a Boston-based real estate management and development company. He is the developer of the Seaport Complex, which includes the Seaport Hotel and WTC Boston, Seaport East and Seaport West; Waterside Place, a 236-unit mixed-use luxury rental apartment building; Xfinity Center, an outdoor amphitheater located in Mansfield, MA; Bayside Exposition Center; and Constitution Plaza in Boston. He also serves as Chairman of Trade Center Management Associates, which manages the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., and the World Trade Center Dublin.
Mr. Drew has been a member of the World Trade Centers Association since 1985 and currently serves on the Board as Vice Chairman. He also advises the US Department of Commerce in his role as Chairman of the United States Northeast District Export Council, Massachusetts region. In 2002, Mr. Drew was appointed by the Principality of Monaco to serve as Honorary Consul of the Consulate of Monaco, overseeing the New England states and served as Consul until 2013. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Stonehill College, Cathedral High School in Boston, and former Chairman and current Executive Committee Member of the Board for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.
Mr. Drew received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College, a master’s degree from Boston University, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Newbury College, and is one of the region’s top authorities on public-private partnerships and development. His civic commitments include Chairman Emeritus for Caritas Christi Health Care System in Boston, and Chairman of “A Better City” (an organization of business leaders working to ensure Boston’s future competitive advantage).