(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) — Berwick Drews has been named the Director of Finance at Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Drews brings to the community more than 20 years of finance and operations experience. He officially transitions to his new role on July 13.
As the Director of Finance, Drews will be responsible for the financial management of both Devonshire at PGA National and Chatsworth at PGA National, the Continuing Care neighborhood associated with Devonshire. Management responsibilities include establishing and maintaining comprehensive accounting controls and procedures, reviewing and analyzing all financial reports, supporting the financial needs of community operations, assisting with the establishment of policies and procedures for financial operations, and supporting the continuous training and development of accounting staff members.
Since 2008, Drews has served as the Director of Finance at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community located in Springfield, Va. He joined Greenspring in 2006 as a Business Analyst and was promoted to lead the finance department two years later. Under Drews’ leadership, Greenspring enjoyed bonds revenue and long-term ratings upgrades; most recently, in April 2015, Fitch upgraded the community’s bonds revenue rating to “A+” from the previous rating of “A” provided in 2013. Prior to his tenure at Greenspring, Drews worked as the Director of Operations for Rosenblum & Associates, LLC in Bethesda, Md., a law firm specializing in real estate settlements. He also previously served as the Controller at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va. for five years and was employed as a Regional Controller for Sodexho-Marriott Corporation in Bethesda.
Drews holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from George Mason University and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
About Devonshire at PGA National: Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 Erickson Living retirement communities, sits on a 26-acre campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Devonshire offers distinctive retirement living complete with spacious apartment homes, valet services and concierge support, premier dining venues, and convenient access to health services, all located just minutes from Southeast Florida’s best shopping, dining, and cultural activities. More information about Devonshire at PGA National can be found at http://www.ericksonliving.com/devonshire/.