Director of Shareholder Relations & Human Resources, Bush Bros. & Company
“BUSH’S BEST” is the nation’s leading brand of bean products and a 107-year-old privately owned family business. Founded in 1908 by Andrew Jackson Bush, the company is headquartered in Knoxville, TN, and has production locations in Chestnut Hill, TN, and Augusta, WI.
Drew Everett is a fourth-generation member of the Bush family. A native of Dandridge, TN, he received degrees in finance and production operations management from Virginia Tech. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School as well as its Governing the Family Business and Leading the Family Enterprise programs.
In 1993, Drew came to work for the family. During the past ten years, he has been involved in most aspects of the business, including information services and supply chain. He successfully led the manufacturing population’s transition to Condon’s Plant, a new production facility at Chestnut Hill. In 2007 he joined the board of directors as an advisory member. In 2008 he was promoted to director of human resources. Drew was a founding member of the Bush Family Senate and served in this capacity until earlier this year. He became a fiduciary director in 2013, and is a director with the family’s Shoebox Private Trust Company. In October 2013 Drew was named the director of shareholder relations in addition to his human resources responsibilities. Drew lives in Knoxville with his wife, Melissa, and their two sons.