Drew Brees

Partner at Franworth

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Partner at Franworth

Biography

Drew Brees, a co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, TX, Brees attended Westlake High School and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and as a senior in 1996 led his football team to a perfect 16-0 record and the 5A State Championship while garnering 5A Offensive Player of the Year honors. He attended Purdue University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from the prestigious Krannert School of Management while lettering in football from 1997-2000. A two-time Heisman finalist, Brees led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl appearance during the 2000 season. In that same year he won the Maxwell Award as the nation's top collegiate player as well as being named Academic All-American Player of the Year and was a recipient of the National Football Foundation's post-graduate scholarship. In Brees' five years with the San Diego Chargers and 4 years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to four Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.

As much pride as Brees takes in his on field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service endeavors. Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have contributed and/or committed over $6 million to help advance cancer research, care for cancer patients, and help rebuild schools, parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields in New Orleans, San Diego, and Purdue/West Lafayette, IN communities.

Overview
RelSci Relationships

325

Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

3

Relationships
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President at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Team Member at New Orleans Louisiana Saints LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Director at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

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Former Diversity Director at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Average

Vice President at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Average

Vice President at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Average

Vice President at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Average

Founder at Lorenzo Alexander ACES Foundation

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Director at National Football League Players Association, Inc.

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August 25, 2019
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August 25, 2019
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August 25, 2019
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Drew Brees
Partner at Franworth
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management
Class of 2000

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Career History
Partner
2019 - Current
Team Member
Current

New Orleans Louisiana Saints LLC owns and manages an American professional football team. The firm handles football operations, brand development and advertising. The company was founded in 1967 by John W. Mecom, Jr. and David Dixon and is headquartered in Metairie, LA.

Team Member
2000 - 2003

The Chargers Football Co. LLC owns and operates a football team. It focuses on football operations, scouting, stadium and game operations, brand development, broadcasting and marketing partnerships. The firm also engages in youth football and junior training camp activities. The company was founded in August 1959 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Prior

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Originally founded in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #3 museum in the country, and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American soldier abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure freedom.

Vice President
Tenure Unconfirmed

NFI Players Association is an American private company, with subsidiaries in US, that operates national governing body for football.An excerpt from the company's website reads as follows: The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players' interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected-including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.

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2010

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Originally founded in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans, TripAdvisor's #3 museum in the country, and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American soldier abroad. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories to take visitors inside the story of the war. Beyond the galleries, the Museum's online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, travel programs, and renowned International Conference offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure freedom.

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Wedge Buster, Inc. develops and operates sports gaming applications for mobile and social networks. Its robust gaming platform that aggregates the top sports, fantasy sports and social sports games all within one app. The company was founded by Scott Philp, Ryan Houston and Phillip Hyun in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Swink LLC provided data visualization and analytics for sports video. It allowed people to create, store, and share personalized highlights of their best plays with family and friends across social media networks and email. The company was founded by Christopher Jue and Dan Policy in 2009 and was headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Advisors
Advisor

Co-Head of Football Division at CAA Sports LLC

Advisor

Co-Head of Football Division at CAA Sports LLC

Awards & Honors
Rank #50
2013
Forbes Magazine - Celebrity 100
2011
United States Junior Chamber - Ten Outstanding Young Americans
2010
Sports Illustrated - Sportsman of the Year
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