About Lindsay

Lindsay Drew is a self-employed single parent who grew up in a working middle-class family and works tirelessly for the common good. She’s running for State Representative because she believes the government and our elected officials are no longer hearing the voice of the people and are being left behind in the decisions being made in Harrisburg. Her proven track record of action, advocacy, service above self-commitment to authenticity, and trustworthiness will make her the Representative the 106th district deserves.

Lindsay spent the early years of her career in business banking, but after experiencing personal tragedy through the loss of her younger sister in 2008 and the becoming a mother in 2010, she felt called to change career paths with a desire to be able to give back to the community and advocate for others rather than remain in a corporate environment. Today, Lindsay is self-employed and provides marketing services to small businesses and non-profit organizations through her business but devotes much of her time to advocacy and service of others through involvement with non-profit organizations and public service as a Derry Township School Board Director. Lindsay also is the founder of The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, Inc., a 501c3 organization created in memory of her sister which provides educational scholarships and grants to community organizations. 

Her commitment to service is reinforced by a number of honors she’s received such as Central Pennsylvania’s 40 under 40, Top 25 Women of Influence – Community Achievement Award, finalist for the Non-Profit Innovation Award Excellence in Leadership, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year and All-Star of the Year in Central PA, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Leadership Award.

Lindsay is passionate about our children and their future. She will fight for increased funding to public education to ensure all children have access to an equitable education regardless of the zip code or circumstances they are born into. She will help remove barriers and provide better access to and expansion of mental health services to combat the current crisis we are facing and remove the stigma of mental illness for future generations. Lindsay also understands the challenges workers face and will be an ally for all, ensuring workers are protected, earn a living wage, and have access to healthcare, paid time off, and affordable childcare.

Lindsay is driven by the belief that we rise by lifting others and that all Pennsylvanians deserve to have the same opportunity to thrive and is committed to working for the best interest of all.

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Community Experience

  • Derry Township Municipality
    • Zoning Hearing Board Member appointed January 2019 for five-year term
    • Community Center Capital Campaign, Fundraising committee, 2018
  • Derry Township School Board of Directors
    • Elected Member, November 2017 & Re-Elected November 2019
    • Vice President – December 2018 – December 2019
    • Current committee work:
      • Communications and Community Engagement Committee (Chair), Athletics and Activities Committee, Curriculum Committee, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee (Co-Chair)
    • One of lead board members for projects including collective bargaining negotiations, contract renewals, and Superintendent evaluation process.
    • Legislative Liaison, PA School Board Association, 2018-current
    • Board Liason to Trojan Foundation Board
  • Derry Township School District
    • PTO and Classroom Volunteer, 2016-current
  • Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area
    • Board Member, 2010-2012
  • Leadership Cumberland Leadership Development Program
    • Program participant, 2008
    • Board of Directors, 2009
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA Board of Trustees 2012-2018
    • Board President, 2014-2017
    • Event Chair Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, Lancaster/York, 2013
    • Committee Work
      • Volunteer Communications Committee (Chair 2012-2014), Advocacy Committee (Chair, 2017-2018), Mission Committee (2014-2017)
      • Pennsylvania Advocacy Network Representative, 2017-current
      • Hershey Indivisible Team
        • Education Committee, 2017-current
      • Advocacy work
        • Cancer Coalition; represented the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in meetings with legislators in Pennsylvania House and Senate to secure co-sponsorship for H.B. 60 up through unanimous passage and bill
        • Delegate for Central Pennsylvania in Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. with offices of Senator Bob Casey, Representative Charlie Dent, Representative Scott Perry, Senator Pat Toomey
    • Professional Speaking
        • Pharmacy Marketing; Value Drug Company Annual Trade Show
        • PA Non-Profit Association: Servant Leadership Panelist

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Central Penn Business Journal Top 25 Women of Influence – Community Achievement Award recipient, 2016
  • Finalist, Leadership Excellence, Nonprofit Innovation Awards, 2016
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Business Leadership Award Recipient – 2013
  • 40 Under 40 Award Recipient – Central Penn Business Journal – 2012
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA Woman of Year for 2012 (raised $54,900 in 8 weeks.) and 2017 All Star Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year (raised $102,000 in 10 weeks)
  • PNC Bank – Quarterly Sales Leader award in all five lines of business for entire PA region. First Business Banker to ever achieve this.
  • Awarded “Best Lending Support”– Commerce Bank – 2006

Professional Experience

  • iChase Solutions, LLC/iMarketRx
    Founder & President,  1/11-current

    • Marketing/Consulting firm located in Hershey, PA with a specializing in small business and non-profit organizations
    • Lead team in execution of marketing & account management consultative services including media relations, event planning, new product merchandising and marketing, logistics execution for corporate events including but not limited to trade shows, wholesale distribution, leadership meetings, education conferences, campaign strategy, and other special
    • Developed and launched iMarketRx in 2013, a program for independent community pharmacy industry client with comprehensive approach to social media management, e-marketing strategy, brand integration, creative development, web design, and communication/content development
  • Find It Media
    Consultant/Director of Social Media,  8/11-8/15

    • New media consulting firm specializing in online marketing action plans for any small business or corporation needing process development and implementation.
    • Consulting services include Google directory listings, website design, hosting and content development, GEO-targeted campaigns, online PR/branding campaigns, search engine optimization, Training & Education
  • PNC Bank
    Vice President, Relationship Manager,  11/10-8/11

    • Managed banking relationships and originated commercial lending for business banking clients up to $20MM in annual sales
    • Engaged and managed relationships on behalf of clients with business partners from all business lines including deposit banking, treasury management, wealth management, commercial real estate, private banking and personal banking
  • M&T Bank
    Asst Vice President, Relationship Manager,  8/07-11/10

    • Managed banking relationships and originated commercial lending for business banking clients up to $20MM in annual sales
    • Engaged and managed relationships on behalf of clients with business partners from all business lines including deposit banking, treasury management, wealth management, commercial real estate, private banking and personal banking
    • Relationship development with centers of influence in local business community
  • The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, Inc.
    President, 4/08-current

    • 501(c)(3) founded in memory of my late sister, Jessica.
    • Plan, coordinate & execute annual golf outing fundraiser for 200+ attendees
    • Raise funds of $50,000/avg net proceeds at annual fundraiser through soliciting corporate sponsorships & personal donations
    • Provide high school scholarships & monetary donations to other non-profit organizations
  • Metro Bank (formerly Commerce Bank)
    SBA Loan Administration Officer & Relationship Liaison, 9/05-8/07

    • Work with lending team on sales generation, underwriting, documentation, origination & servicing of all loans guaranteed by Small Business Administration
    • Conduct loan closing in accordance with federal regulations & bank credit policy
    • Managed SBA loan servicing team
    • Participate in regulatory audits by government officials
    • Portfolio servicing & client management

Education

  • Hershey High School (Hershey, PA)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
    • General Education Coursework
  • Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA)
    • Coursework in Business Management and Psychology
  • Baker College (online) (Flint, MI)
    • Coursework in Human Resources and Business Management