Drex joined The Dallas Foundation as Chief Impact Officer in April 2021. He leads a team focused on the Foundation’s community impact strategy to reduce intergenerational poverty and improve child well-being through investments in programs that ensure a strong and healthy start for children ages birth to three. He will work closely with philanthropic, nonprofit, and civic leaders across Dallas and collaborate with the Foundation’s 350+ donor partners to continue the Foundation’s proven track record of investing in transformational solutions.
Drex was most recently the Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce at the Dallas Regional Chamber, where he led the organization’s efforts to equitably grow and develop the existing regional education and workforce pipeline. Previously, he founded and served as CEO of Brave Capital Partners, an investment company focused on catalyzing minority communities. Drex has also served in a number of leadership and strategy roles including Civitas Capital Group, The Owl Group, Blockbuster, FedEx Office, and Accenture.
Drex earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Rice University, where he was a two-time Track and Field All-American in the triple jump. He lives in Oak Cliff with his wife and three children.