Chris Drury is the founder, president, and Chief Creative Officer of Drury Design—an integrated communications agency that partners with clients to create strategic solutions that support and enhance their missions and brands worldwide. Founded in 1981, Drury has produced marketing communications, corporate meetings, special events, brand activations, and learning and performance programs for over 35 years. Drury is an industry leader in producing large-scale, multi-tiered, live and virtual events around the globe. Drury also specializes in creating global event strategy, communications programs, digital and interactive solutions, content development, sponsorship sales and activations, staging, video production, entertainment, and vendor management. Drury's clients include some of the world's foremost companies, including IBM, SAP, Nike, Pandora, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, and Google.
As Chief Creative Officer, Chris is responsible for managing the creative team at Drury. He is actively involved in concept creation and the development of global event strategy for some of the world’s most prestigious clients.
Given his unique understanding of both technology and design, Chris’s clients turn to him for solutions that are bold in concept, creative in approach, and strategic in delivery. From a business perspective, Chris has a unique gift for drawing talented, culturally diverse, and committed people to the company. These teammates have helped Drury become one of the most respected agencies in the industry—one recognized as a “Best Place to Work in Events” and a “Top 50 Event Company.” Leading events publication BizBash has recognized Chris as an “Industry Innovator” and has inducted him into its prestigious Hall of Fame. Over the years, Chris and his team have earned over 275 industry awards.
On a personal level, Chris has built a community of friends and associates that represent an extended family committed to making a difference in the world. Chris received an M.S. in broadcasting from Boston University’s School of Public Communications, and a B.A. in creative writing from Iona College. Chris lives in New York City with his wife and business partner, Jill.