Drew Garner

Director of Policy Engagement


Drew combines research, analysis, and storytelling to educate government officials and the general public about broadband policy. He helps lead Benton’s work on the Affordable Connectivity Program, and he serves as Deputy Director for the Broadband State Education Project, which gives community-led coalitions a powerful voice in state broadband investments. 

Previously, Drew worked as the State Broadband Policy Advisor for Common Sense Media, and as a Broadband Legislative Fellow for Senator Tina Smith. He received a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. 

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