Blair joined Alabama Power Company in 2009 as a project manager and economic development representative. In this role, he helped bring some of the biggest companies to the state including Shipt, Yorozu, Gerhardi and Golden State Foods.
Blair currently leads Alabama Power’s economic development Existing Industry and Expansion team, which is dedicated to helping current industrial customers expand their business in the state. He is also responsible for working with new prospective companies considering Alabama for a new location.
Prior to joining Alabama Power, Blair served as a Financial Incentives Specialist for Operation New Birmingham (now REV Birmingham), a downtown redevelopment organization focused on the revitalization and growth of downtown Birmingham.
In the community, Blair is an active participant in developing and growing the state’s tech ecosystem, including IT and life sciences. He serves on the boards for BIO Alabama, a statewide organization representing Alabama’s bio-related industries, research scientists, clinicians and business professionals in the life sciences field, and Alabama Germany Partnership, which works to support relationships between organizations in Alabama and Germany.
Blair was honored by Birmingham Business Journal as a “Top 40 under 40” professional in 2017 and one of ten emerging influencers to know in 2019. Other honors include Consultant Connect – North Americana’s Top 50 Economic Developers (2016) and Economic Development Association’s Young Professional of the Year (2014).
A Birmingham native, Blair grew up in Vestavia, AL and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management.
“I enjoy being a part of the state’s economic development. It involves creativity, competition, teamwork and ultimately helping to positively affect the opportunity and quality of life in Alabama.”