2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Drew Corbett

City Manager, City of San Mateo
Drew Corbett

Drew Corbett

City Manager, City of San Mateo

Biography

Drew Corbett was appointed by the City Council to serve as San Mateo’s City Manager beginning in late 2018. Prior to his appointment, Drew spent three years as San Mateo’s Finance Director, two of which he simultaneously served as Assistant City Manager. Drew came to San Mateo after two years as Finance Director for the City of Menlo Park. He previously spent eight years in the finance department for the City of Sunnyvale, including three years as Assistant Director of Finance and Budget Manager. Drew earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of the South. He chose to work in the public sector because he sought a career in which he could have a positive and recognizable impact at the local level. Drew has been recognized both regionally and across the state for his municipal finance experience. He served in a leadership capacity with the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers for three years, including as its president in 2017, and was a member of the organization’s board of directors for three years. Drew initially began his career in the private sector, and spent five years as a financial analyst at Intel. He also taught elementary school for two years as a Teach For America corps member (1995 – Los Angeles) before earning his graduate degree.