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Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today on the naming of Kevin Drennan as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Senate Majority Office:

“It is with great pleasure that I name Kevin Drennan as the next Executive Director of the Senate Majority Office.  Kevin brings years of experience from both the public and private sector and is widely respected by leaders on both sides of the aisle.  Kevin has my full trust and confidence and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we work to tackle issues like college affordability, creating jobs, aiding the victims of Sandy and equal pay for equal work.”

Kevin Drennan, Executive Director

Prior to being named Executive Director of the New Jersey Senate Majority Office, Drennan served as Chief of Staff to Senate President Steve Sweeney.  

Drennan has extensive experience in economic policy and business.  He was a Regional Director of Governmental Affairs for Cablevision Systems Corporation.  Prior to Cablevision, he served as Executive Director of the NJ Commerce Commission and was the lead staffer on the Economic Growth Transition committee for Governor-elect Jon Corzine.  He started his career managing a state house campaign in Florida, before returning to New Jersey to work on political campaigns and eventually finding his way into government, serving two New Jersey Governors and a United States Senator. 

A former Board Member of the Mercer County Technical School, Drennan currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Mercer County Community College where he chairs the Audit Committee. 

In addition to a distinguished career in politics and government, Drennan is involved in numerous community endeavors and is a former Vestry member and former Youth Group Director of Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church, was a soccer coach in Allentown, Trenton, and Hamilton, as well as a soccer commissioner in Hamilton.  He is currently active with the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation, and the Hamilton area YMCA. 

Drennan received his B.A. in political science from The College of New Jersey in 2002 and his Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University in 2007. 

A Warren County native, Drennan currently resides in Hamilton with his wife Rachel, and daughters Eva and Jacqueline.