Drake Bassett is the President and CEO of Palmer Home for Children and Jonah’s Journey, two ministries that provide residential and foster care services to children in need. Before joining Palmer Home, Drake enjoyed a successful career in the information services industry including work at IBM and the Nielsen Company where he served as President and CEO of Claritas. Originally from Tennessee, Drake has lived in various cities across the U.S., and has a long history of working with churches as a minister and teacher. With degrees in History and Russian Language from the University of South Florida, Drake continues to be a student of leadership and is currently expanding the vision of Palmer Home to embrace new services and impact more children. Drake has been married to his wife Kelley for 27 years, and they have four children.