The College of Business honored the first inductees into its Service Hall of Fame in 2008-2009. Each year the dean and his staff chooses one or more individuals for this distinction based on their long-standing dedication to the College and its mission. Service Hall of Fame inductees are listed on a permanent display in the College of Business and are recognized during Hall of Fame Day during Business Week each spring.
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.