Drew Courtney works with clients to help them speak clearly and powerfully about complicated issues and policy proposals. Leveraging deep expertise communicating around legislation, nominations and elections, Drew helps mission-driven organizations develop and deliver impactful messages aimed at the audiences they need to reach.
Before joining WEST, Drew served as vice president for communications and research at People For the American Way, where he oversaw all aspects of the organization’s media and messaging with a particular focus on work addressing fair and just courts and combating right-wing extremism. Drew was a key player in PFAW’s campaigns supporting Supreme Court nominees Sonia Sotomayor, Elana Kagan and Merrick Garland, and supervised PFAW’s influential Right Wing Watch blog. He’s also worked on Capitol Hill and as a middle school English teacher. Drew has appeared in a range of print, television, and radio outlets, including Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN and the BBC.
A graduate of Georgetown University, Drew also serves as a local elected official in Washington, D.C. where he lives with his husband and dog.