Drew Stevens named ‘Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni’

February 27, 2023

Drew Stevens was just selected as the 2023 ‘Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni Award’ recipient. He’s a Certified Financial Planner with Northwestern Mutual and a partner in the G3 Wealth Advisors firm. Drew was nominated by the 2022 Distinguished Service Award winner, Scott Blackmon.

Drew currently serves the Moore School through their mentorship program, as a Moore Ambassador, and member of the USC-Business Partnership Foundation Board of Advisors. Drew began interning with Northwestern Mutual as a sophomore after meeting their representatives at a Moore School Business EXPO career fair.

In 2009, Drew was a Northwestern Mutual Top Intern. He passed his Series 7 General Securities Representative Exam while a senior at USC and was one of the youngest stockbrokers in the state at the time. He has worked as a financial advisor and wealth management advisor for Northwestern Mutual in Columbia since graduating in 2010.

“The Moore School taught me the importance of commitment, discipline and follow through — all of which have been instrumental in growing my financial planning practice,” he said. “I knowingly chose a harder path double majoring at the business school; the grit I learned gave me the confidence to bet on myself in an all-commission role building a business from scratch. Nothing worth having comes easy, and my time at the Moore School helped me learn this.”

In 2017, he was named by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine as one of Columbia’s “Top Ten Young Professionals.”  He served for more than four years on the Moore School’s Young Alumni Board, including as chair in 2018-2019.

Drew has also volunteered for and served on boards for numerous community organizations, including United Way of the Midlands, the American Heart Association, Lexington Medical Center, Columbia Opportunity Resource, Harvest Hope food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Special Olympics, March of Dimes and Transitions.

He has been married to Reece for two years, and they anticipate welcoming their first child three days before the Business Leadership Dinner where he’ll be recognized for the Distinguished Young Alumni designation.