Drew Millikin is
a social media hang-a-rounder no longer really interested in social media. After a brief stint in banking, Drew decided that education was a much better place for which to hide. That brought him to his alma mater, Saint Michael’s College. While there he worked in the Office of Admission helping to create and develop Saint Michael’s social media marketing strategy. After five years of rabble-rousing in higher education, Drew decided to step down into lower-ed.
Drew began his independent school career at Groton School, where he was an upper school dorm head and the director of recent graduate relations. Using his skills learned at Saint Michael’s, he created a dynamic and successful social media assault plan for Groton. The assault plan includes students blogs, e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, uStream.tv, Flickr, and just about anything he can get his hands on.
After a mostly widely successful, and occasionally less good, run as director of admissions and financial aid at another New England boarding school, Drew finds himself back in the state where he swore (twice) he would never move back. He worked in ed-tech at Vidigami, Inc as the director of sales and now for the largest university in the country, and now for the largest core-curriculum publisher in the U.S.
In his free time, Drew enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, spending time with his family, taking pictures of his chickens, and biking. He is a passionate coach and advocate for his two boys. He also enjoys wearing shirts with his initials (AMM) embroidered on his sleeve. You can find him lurking on
most social media sites really just LinkedIn. He tried the NFT thing for a while, but the response was underwhelming.
It is rumored that Drew once was a contributor to edsocialmedia.com, although few posts exist to prove this. He has presented at NEACAC, for edsocialmedia.com, trustees and boards, and C-Suite execs—not to mention the random passerby. His shadow organization, AMM Advising, has offered consultation to independent schools, event planners, EdTech startups, FinTech startups, families looking at boarding schools, and pretty much anyone with a pulse and a few without. He has been taken up on this offer at least twice. Someday perhaps he’ll even ask for a fee to pay for the business cards he had made.
He writes haphazardly and, oftentimes, recklessly at here at www.drewmillikin.com. Find him on Twittter (but don’t hold your breath for a response),
Instagram (except when he decides to take one of his frequent hiatuses), and LinkedIn (although continues to fail to see the point of LinkedIn)(of which he is now a huge advocate).