Blair Miller served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2016-2022. She has spent her career focused on using business to address pressing social challenges with a particular focus on talent development, access, and inclusion. She has worked across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States as an investor, advisor, and founder supporting companies, investment firms, non-profits, foundations, and social enterprises to build market-based approaches to development.
Throughout her career Blair has held numerous positions in business and philanthropy including as co-founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, an emerging markets sustainable investment fund as well as a Vice President at the office of philanthropist and businessman, Ray Chambers, where she focused on innovative financing for global health. She began her career at Acumen, a global impact investment fund where she helped develop and lead the organization's talent platform. Throughout her career she has been a sought-out advisor on talent and impact investing working with leading organizations such as Andela, McKinsey’s Generation Initiative, Reservoir Capital, Rockefeller Foundation, and Roundtable Investment Partners.
Blair serves on numerous boards including as a Trustee of The Africa Center and an Advisory Board Member of JUV Consulting. Blair is a senior fellow at Yale University lecturing on “Aligning Profit and Purpose” and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Blair holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia. Her most recent op-ed publications are on building purpose resilient companies and restructuring professional pathways for the future of work.