Blair Milo is the Director of the Center for Talent & Opportunity at Sagamore Institute. In partnership with the Minority Entrepreneurship Institute and InnoPower, the Center focuses on closing the wealth gap for women and minorities through entrepreneurship. This partnership builds off the exciting momentum Blair produced while serving as the first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, a cabinet position for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. As Secretary, Blair launched the 21st Century Talent Regions initiative resulting in 80 Indiana counties forming 14 regions to plan and implement strategies for attracting, developing, and connecting talent. She also helped create the Indiana Talent Network, a “network of networks” which connects stakeholders statewide in sharing best practices for equitable talent policies and strategies.
Before joining state government, Blair was elected Mayor of La Porte, Indiana in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. She is also a veteran, having served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy.