Drew Turner, Vice President & COO

Drew Turner joined CSA as Vice President & COO in June of 2019.  As a member of CSA’s senior management team, he is responsible for developing new business opportunities and for the company’s daily operations.  He also is involved in all CSA executive search projects, identifying and recruiting candidates for positions represented by CSA and supports the company’s consulting practice.

Since joining CSA, Drew has worked on more than 70 executive searches taking the lead on several of these projects that include searches for head coaches, athletics directors, and senior administrators.

Career Snapshot

Co-Founder and President of Collegiate Sports Connect

Has worked on over 70 executive searches as CSA Vice President

Named to the 2021 Class of 40 Under 40 influential people in Men’s College Basketball by The Athletic

Chaired the Old Dominion Athletic Fund’s (ODAF) $40M fundraising campaign

Former athletics fundraiser at Duke University and the University of South Carolina

 

Additionally, Drew has participated as part of the lead project team in all of CSA’s consulting projects.  Since joining CSA in 2019, Drew has helped lead the company to record highs in number of projects led and revenue generated.  In 2021, CSA set a record for the number of projects led in a calendar year (53) and for revenue generated, breaking both previous records by more than 50%.  Drew has also revamped the CSA team’s branding and marketing efforts helping the company’s social media following grow by over 100% since 2019. 

Prior to joining CSA, Drew served for six years as a member of the athletics development team at Old Dominion University.  As Associate AD for Development, he managed the Monarchs external fundraising team where he helped lead the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation (ODAF) to back to back record fundraising years.  In addition to these primary duties, Turner chaired the ODAF’s $40M athletics fundraising campaign, served as a member of the executive committee for the $70M renovation of S.B. Ballard Stadium, was a member of the President’s $250M university campaign steering committee, the Athletic Director’s and Vice President’s senior leadership teams, and was the sport administrator for several ODU varsity sports programs.

Prior to his time at ODU, Drew held athletic fundraising positions with Duke University and the University of South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina and earned a Master of Business Administration from ODU.  Before transferring to South Carolina, Drew attended Elon University where he was a member of the football team. 

Since joining CSA in 2019, Drew has been an active participant and frequent panelist for several professional development programs such as the Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium (CALS), TopConnect, the NextLevel Coaches Convention, among others. Additionally, Drew was recently recognized by the national publication, “The Athletic” as a member of their 40 under 40 class, which highlights the most influential people in Men’s College Basketball under the age of 40.

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