As Drew Morgan—Business Development Representative—comes into a room, there is an energy that appears with him. From his effervescent personality to his warm smile, Drew is someone that draws you in and makes you feel welcome wherever you are. Below, we take a few minutes to get to know him a bit better.
Tell me about your history.
I was born and raised on the north side of Indy and was the youngest of four. My dad, uncle, two older brothers, and a cousin are all pharmacists and my family owned a chain of drugstores. After graduating from North Central High School, I trekked up to Purdue University and started the pharmacy program as I was expected to do. I soon realized I don’t get along well with the periodic table, so I switched over to the Krannert School of Management. I started my own business at 28—tax and insurance consulting—but I eventually sold off my share of the business. I got into business development in the professional services industry in 1996, and I joined Schmidt Associates a few months ago.
What’s one thing not everyone knows about you?
I grew up around 91st Street and Spring Mill. At the time, the intersection of 86th Street and Spring Mill only had a 4-way stop—and not everyone obeyed it. As part of my Eagle Scout project, I observed the intersection and provided records that the city eventually used to justify installing the stop-light that is still there today.
What do you do in your free time?
I love boating, being outside, and being with family. I got my first boat straight out of college and have had one ever since. As a result, I love water skiing and water sports and am very fortunate my family does too!
Do you enjoy any sports?
Yes! I love Purdue, the Colts, the Indy 500, the Brickyard… I could continue. My favorite, though, is racing. I remember, the father of my best friend in high school was a race car driver. Because of this, I was out at the track a lot and was recruited to be on Jim Hurtubise’s pit crew. Unfortunately, he didn’t qualify for the race that year, and I never made it to the professional pits. My love for the sport has never faded, and I have only missed two Indy 500 races since I was six years old.
What inspires you?
I enjoy meeting people and being part of a team. I love the position I am in at Schmidt Associates—it’s something different every day. I also love that in my profession, I can literally stand somewhere and point to my efforts coming to fruition. Having been in the industry for so long, I have called on some pretty interesting people and companies like Tesla and SpaceX. I even left a voicemail for Donald Trump!
And you enjoy traveling?
Yes, my family has a time share in Key West. I think my favorite thing about that location occurs every night at Mallory Square—the southernmost point in the United States. Everyone gathers and claps at sunset for another beautiful day.
Tell me about your family.
I have been married to my wife, Susan, for 19 years. Together, we have a daughter and a son—Anna (18) is a freshman at Purdue majoring in Global Studies and Sam (15) is a sophomore at Lawrence North High School.
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