Lt. Governor McKee Announces Hiring of Policy Director


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee announced on Monday that Drew
Allsopp has joined the Office of the Lieutenant Governor as Director of Policy.

Drew brings a wealth of policy experience, having served most recently at the Rhode
Island Department of Education as Charter School Coordinator. From 2009 through
2013, Drew was Director of School Support at the non-profit Rhode Island Mayoral
Academies (RIMA), where he worked with a coalition of Rhode Island municipal leaders
to support a network of high-performing, intentionally diverse, regional public
schools governed by mayor-led school boards.

Drew began his career as a high school English teacher and department chair in the
New York City public school system. He holds a master's degree in urban education
policy from Brown University and a bachelor's from New York University.

Drew will oversee policy in a number of key areas. With a theme of "Advance Rhode
Island," Lt. Governor McKee is working to boost business friendliness statewide,
particularly for small businesses; help municipalities be more efficient; and
promote excellence and innovation in Rhode Island public schools.

"Drew is deeply committed to moving the state forward, and I am thrilled to welcome
him to my team as we continue the work of advancing our economy, our cities and
towns, and our public schools," McKee said.