Drew D. Saur is a specialist in technology commercialization and systems engineering, with over 30 years of experience managing technology, creating corporate technology infrastructure, evaluating technical trends, and developing and marketing technology products and services.
Currently, Drew is the Chief Information Officer for The Palmer Family of Companies, which includes G&C Foods in Syracuse, NY; Palmer Food Services in Rochester, NY; and Palmer’s Direct To You Market in Rochester, NY.
Drew is also founder of The Progressive CIO, a blog that covers topics related to technology leadership.
Drew has spent the majority of his career as a senior technology leader, building high-functioning technology teams with a humanistic approach for Software Engineering and IT initiatives. His leadership focus is on creating and strengthening the relationships between engineers and their customers by concentrating on aspects of empathy and trust. He is a regular guest lecturer at regional colleges, including the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he speaks to software engineering seniors and graduate students about this topic. He currently serves on the Software Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Drew also serves as president for the Honeoye Falls-Town of Mendon Historical Society, and is past president of the Mendon Foundation, a not-for-profit land trust that preserves open spaces in the Town of Mendon, and which was responsible for the development and maintenance of the Lehigh Valley Trail throughout Monroe County under contract with the Monroe County Parks Department.