"Emerging Trends in Haiti"
Liz Blake served as Habitat for Humanity’s Senior Vice President — Advocacy, Government Affairs & General Counsel for eight years. Upon retiring in late 2014, Ms. Blake has continued as a volunteer with a focus on secure tenure, land rights and gender issues impacting development in the third world; representing Habitat at conferences and world forums. Ms. Blake serves as an advisor to C432 on job creation projects in the apparel, social services and tourism sectors in Haiti. Prior to 2006, Ms. Blake was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for US Airways, Senior VP and General Counsel of Trizec Properties, VP and General Counsel of GE Power Systems and Vice President and Chief of Staff of Cinergy Corp., now part of Duke Energy. Prior to that she was a partner with the Frost & Jacobs law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio and associated with Davis Polk and Wardell in New York.
Additionally, Ms. Blake currently is a Director of Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ) and of the Westside Future Fund, an Atlanta public-private partnership. Ms. Blake serves on the boards of social enterprise VisionSpring Inc., the International Women's Forum – Atlanta chapter, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the Marcus Autism Center, the Westminster School, and is a past Chair of the Ohio Board of Regents. This past December, Ms. Blake concluded her year appointment as Chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2016.
Blake is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University School of Law.