EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Corporate College announces today that Albert “Bo” Drake III has been appointed as the new Executive Director for Ivy Tech Corporate College in the Southwest Region.
Drake is an Ivy Tech alumnus and holds an Associate of Arts degree in business administration from Ivy Tech Community College as well as a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky. He is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance and Life and Health Insurance, and he has also been published in Ohio Lawyer Magazine.
Drake comes to Ivy Tech from Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as an Acquisition Business Consultant in Mergers and Acquisitions. At Nationwide Drake was responsible for training, coaching, and consulting with agency owners and sales managers in multiple states. He consulted on projects totaling more than $50 million dollars and also performed extensive financial analysis and forecasting.
Drake also worked previously with the Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Agency in Columbus, Ohio, as the Director of Insurance. During his time with the organization he managed the association owned agency and grew revenue by 20%.
His background includes work for Benchmark Insurance and Progressive Insurance, both located in Columbus, Ohio.
Drake is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and is in the process of relocating his wife, Deborah, and two children to the Evansville area.
“Ivy Tech Corporate College is crucial to the success of Ivy Tech’s mission and to meeting the needs of businesses in our community,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Dan Schenk. “It is very important that it is led by an exceptional business person with a proven track record of success, and Bo Drake definitely fits that description.”
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
The Ivy Tech Southwest region was founded in 1968 and serves students and employers in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties. Ivy Tech Southwest has locations in Evansville, Princeton and Tell City.