Blair currently is founder, president, and CEO of ABA Properties, LLC, also DBA Austin Properties and Investments. Prior to founding ABA Properties in 2004, Blair worked in marketing/corporate communications at Eli Lilly and Co.; served as vice president of communications at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; worked as vice president of communications for UN Communications; served as associate editor of Kiwanis International magazine; and worked in media/public relations for the American Red Cross. In addition, during the past 10+ years, he served as an adjunct professor of English at two colleges in Indianapolis. Blair earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Purdue University. He is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Columbia Club.