Casey Drake Takes on National Account Manager Role for AIS

A Proven Driver of Partnerships, Drake Steps Up to Lead and Grow Company’s School Specialty Business

Casey Drake

On June 17, AIS announced the appointment of Casey Drake to the position of national account manager focused on School Specialty, the company’s dealer partner providing AIS products for office spaces in the educational vertical market. She transitions to this role from the position of senior territory manager at AIS.

Drake brings nearly two decades of experience in the commercial interiors industry with ten years of dedicated service as a territory manager. Throughout her tenure, Drake has been instrumental in expanding market share and brand presence across Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Recognized for her performance, Drake was promoted to senior territory manager in 2021, with the additional responsibility of managing a national, strategic partnership with a large account for which she will continue to spearhead initiatives to drive new business growth for AIS.

Drake is actively engaged with her local IIDA chapters and leverages her industry expertise to contribute to the community. She has also served on multiple committees over the years.

“Throughout her tenure, Casey has been dealer-focused responding quickly and professionally to facilitate sales for her dealerships and becoming a trusted partner by facilitating projects and the myriad services provided to AIS dealers. At AIS, our dealers come first, and Casey embodies that value,” stated Doug Bowen, the company’s senior vice president of sales who oversees the strategic partnership with School Specialty.

“The depth of her product knowledge and personalized service has earned her the reputation of not just a problem-solver but of someone who goes the extra mile,” he continued. “We are pleased that she will lead this important initiative for AIS.”

“I am truly excited to support and collaborate with School Specialty teams across the country, with the shared goal of expanding and enriching projects within the educational vertical market. Leveraging my passion, expertise, and insights, I am confident our partnership will elevate our endeavors to new heights. It’s a privilege to contribute to the development of learning environments for students who represent the future of our global community,” stated Drake.

Drake and her husband Ethan live in a small lake community near Kansas City. There, they embrace the spirit of lakeside living and enjoy hosting sunset happy hours on their boat, “Drake at the Lake.” When not immersed in work or boating, she indulges in her passion for travel, exploring new destinations around the globe. An upcoming adventure will take her to Portugal where she looks forward to creating memories with her sister.


AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading North American manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company whose sales exceed $250 million annually is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS’s BIFMA-compliant products meet or exceed industry standards for safety and durability. Products also are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified.

The company’s Leominster headquarters and manufacturing facility boasts a rooftop of more than 10,000 solar panels, returning 50 percent or more of energy used to the power grid. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With these and other locations across the U.S., the company has over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. AIS’ more than 900 employees represent over 32 countries around the world and make AIS one of the largest and most diverse employers in central Massachusetts. Over the past five years, AIS has created more jobs in the region than any other company. AIS and its employees also lead in giving back to their communities; the Boston Business Journal has recognized AIS with its Corporate Citizenship Award annually since 2019. For more information, visit