One day after he was recognized by the state Senate, Mercury Public Affairs announced the hiring of Kevin Drennan June 30 to serve as managing director of its New Jersey team.
Before Wednesday’s budget vote in Trenton, the Senate passed a resolution to salute and commend Drennan for his service. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle spoke warmly about him.
Drennan just finished serving as executive director of the New Jersey Senate Majority Office. In fact, he stayed longer than planned to help the ease the transition for Senate President Nick Scutari, D-22nd District, who took over that leadership position this year from Drennan’s previous boss, Steve Sweeney. Drennan was chief of staff to the then-Senate president.
“Kevin Drennan is a well-respected, highly accomplished political strategist who knows how to get results, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Mercury,” said Mercury Partner Michael Soliman, who leads the New Jersey office. “His decades of experience in Trenton working with leaders from across the state will be a huge asset to our clients.”
“I am proud to join the talented team at Mercury,” said Drennan. “I look forward to using my many years of experience in the political, public, and private sectors to help our clients succeed.”
“Kevin has worked at the highest levels of government and knows how to navigate complex challenges,” said Mercury Partner Modia “Mo” Butler. “We are pleased to have him join our team of experts at Mercury where I know his vast experience in New Jersey politics will be valuable to our clients.”
Drennan is the treasurer of the board of trustees for Mercer County Community College and served as chair of the State House Joint Management Commission, chair of the Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, and treasurer of the New Jersey Cable Telecommunication Association.