Drew Watts | Regulatory Compliance Specialist


Drew has five years of professional experience in regulatory compliance and risk management.  Drew served in the United States Air Force for four years as a Nuclear Missile Operations Officer and possesses a comprehensive background in integrating regulatory compliance standards with the operational needs of an organization. During this time, Drew was an instructor for his Air Force squadron and he specializes in developing and delivering training content that will meet the specific needs of a team in need of regulatory knowledge or the implementation of corrective actions.
Drew was the Hazardous Materials Training Program Manager for a commercial motor company, helping to ensure that competent authority transportation requirements were met for all modes of transport and dangerous goods training standards were properly met. Additionally, he conducted internal audits for their USDOT-regulated dangerous goods shipments while assisting in preparations for external audits. He now performs compliance and security audits for our clients performing Hazardous Materials transportation services.

Drew’s experience in regulatory compliance allows him to provide consulting services for our clients to include researching and interpreting Hazardous Materials transportation regulations, answering technical questions, and providing technical review or advice. He assists clients throughout their government regulations authorization and compliance process. His list of duties includes:

  • Special permit/Competent authority applications
  • SDS review/Revision
  • Product classification support
  • Development of SOPs/Procedures for clients

Drew provides technical expertise to IVODGA members as a staff liaison and represents the Trade Associations at international meetings. He identifies issues and areas where Trade Association involvement can help members by reducing member expenses and updating regulations to streamline processes. Drew supports the preparation of numerous regulatory submissions on the behalf of Trade Association members, to include:

  • Petitions
  • Requests for interpretation
  • Comments on proposed regulations
  • Special permit applications/Competent authority approval applications

Drew received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University as well as his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University.   

email address: drew@ivodga.com