Welcome Our New Board Member, Drew Fennell

Mary Ann’s List is thrilled to announce Drew Fennell has joined our Board of Directors. Throughout her career, Drew has fought tirelessly so that Delaware upholds the values of equality and justice. Her work in Delaware politics and advocacy for civil rights cannot be overstated. Whether the issue calls for action on LGBTQ rights, education, voting or criminal justice reform, Drew comes to the table as a compassionate leader and forward-thinking voice. She has a long career in public service, and continues to make a difference in both her professional and personal life.

Learn more about Drew:

Drew has spent her life and career advocating for civil rights and social equality. She’s served as Executive Director of the ACLU of Delaware, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Council and Chief of Staff to Governor Jack Markell. During that time, she championed causes such as LGBTQ rights, voting rights, education access, and criminal justice reforms. Drew has been recognized for her leadership by the Delaware Human Relations Commission, the Delaware State Bar Association, Rutgers University School of Law, ACLU of Delaware, the YWCA NarrateHER History Project, and was a recipient of the Order of the First State. She was named as the 2018 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay and received the 2019 Women’s Leadership Award from the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

Drew received her law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in Newark.  She and her wife Lisa Goodman were the first couple to have a civil union in Delaware.  They live in Wilmington and have four grown children.