DREW KESSLER
PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR
DISTRICT 7210


Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Regional Manager of the Hudson Valley mortgage division for M&T Bank. He currently manages a team of seasoned mortgage professionals helping them to achieve greater market concentration while recruiting and training new loan originators.  His leadership positions in the industry date back to 2003.  Drew has built his career as one of the leading mortgage officers in New York.  Drew prides himself on his commitment to client service and his comprehensive knowledge of the real estate and mortgage industry as well as his dedication to community service.

Drew values the relationships he has built with other professionals in the real estate industry; particularly the Realtors with whom he works hand-in-hand to make sure that their clients have a great purchasing experience.  In 2008 Drew obtained his Real Estate license and became a Realtor to better serve the Realtor community.  He was named President to the Rockland County Board of Realtors for the year of 2010.   He most recently served as the 2015 President for the 10,000 member Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors which covers Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Putnam counties in New York.  As a sign of his stature in the real estate community, Drew regularly appears on Fox Business News for his expertise on the mortgage industry and the real estate market.

A Rotarian since 2001 at the age of 20, Kessler has served the North Rockland club in all levels of leadership and became the youngest president in their 88 year history at the age 25.  He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award and the Paul Harris Fellowship.  Drew is a past District Governor of Rotary District 7210 which is made up of 2000 members in 60 clubs serving the 9 counties of the Hudson Valley. Currently he serves as the District’s Rotary Foundation Chair and as an Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 32 that encompasses New England.  Rotary is an organization that fosters and encourages the idea of Service in both the local and worldwide community. He lives by the motto “Service above Self”.

Drew resides in Hopewell Junction, New York with his wife Vicki and their five children Dilynn age 15, Joe age 14, Parker age 12, Jackson age 4 and baby Brandon.