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Alumni Service Hall of Fame 2016 - 2017 Inductees

Drew Butts

Portrait of Drew Butts

Illinois State University

Drew Butts started his career with Enterprise 25 years ago as a management trainee in Cleveland. After five years in Branch Operations, Butts was promoted to manage the newly created recruiting department for Northeast Ohio. After achieving success in Cleveland, Butts was promoted to manage the recruiting and training departments for Chicago and Northwest Indiana in August of 2000.

In his current HR role, Butts is responsible for developing strategies for effective recruiting and training for the Enterprise, National, and Alamo Brands. Butts sits on several University Employer Advisory Boards, and most recently served as the only two-term president for the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers. He has presented numerous keynote addresses to student organizations and faculty on topics of diversity, leadership, networking, interviewing, and building effective partnerships between employers and colleges.

His professional affiliations include the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Society for Human Resources Managers, The Chicago Urban League, the Illinois Small College Placement Association. Butts is also very active in the community and is currently serving his second three-year term as a deacon at Calvary Church in Naperville.

Butts is a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received a B.A. in journalism. Butts and his wife Jessica live in Aurora and are the proud parents of four children: Veronica, Amber, Austin, Ryan, and their beautiful granddaughter Laila.