Blair Taylor is the president of Memphis Tomorrow, an association of CEOs of Memphis’ largest businesses which partners with government and civic leadership to advance prosperity and quality of life in the Memphis community.
Prior to working with Memphis Tomorrow, she was the founder and president of The Work Place, a not-for-profit workforce development enterprise dedicated to helping low and semi-skilled people learn new skills and gain, and maintain, employment.
She currently serves on the boards of The Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, Safeways, Seeding Success, the Memphis Brand Initiative and Tennesseans for Quality Early Education.
Her work has included initiating and leading public-private partnerships, program and policy development, strategic planning and advising, marketing and public relations, fundraising and grants management, issue campaign management, lobbying and advocacy, nonprofit start-up and management and collective impact development and leadership. Her major topics of engagement have included cradle-to-career education and workforce development, public safety, economic development, health and wellness, government efficiency and performance management, and city brand and marketing.
She holds master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University, and a bachelor of arts degree in Political and Social Theory from Connecticut College.