JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Saying he “will fight to make Missouri’s government work better for you,” Governor Eric Greitens yesterday appointed Drew Erdmann as Missouri’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Drew Erdmann is a distinguished private sector leader,” the governor said. “He is a native Missourian and cares deeply about the people in this state.”

Drew is a leader in our Public Sector Practice in the Americas, with a focus on defense and security, and in the Aerospace & Defense Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises government entities on strategy, operations, and organizational design, as well as private-sector clients on their strategic agendas during this time of global transition. Recently, much of his work has involved the intelligence community and economic development. He leads McKinsey’s work to support public sector transitions at the federal and state levels in the United States, his official biography states.

“Before joining McKinsey, in 2005, Drew was the National Security Council’s director for Iran, Iraq, and strategic planning. In 2003, he served as senior ministry adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. From 2001 to 2003, he was a member of the Secretary’s policy-planning staff at the US Department of State.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Drew has published extensively on national security, economic development, Afghanistan, and Iraq”*