Robert Blair has a long history as a public servant dating back to the 1970s, where he began as a teacher for Medina Senior High School. He went on to work for the Ohio Senate. Blair served as a city manager for both the City of Tiffin and City of Pickerington.
Blair has a nearly 15-year record serving in senior leadership capacities at the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. At Transportation, Blair served as chief executive assistant to the director and later as the deputy director for human resources, overseeing the agency's personnel, facilities and labor relations operations. At Job and Family Services he served as assistant director.
Blair also worked in economic development in the private sector and for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
He currently serves on the executive committee of the National Association of State Chief Administrators.
Blair joined the Ohio Department of Administrative Services as director on Jan. 10, 2011.
Blair earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay and is a native of Chagrin Falls.
Blair and his wife, Kay, are residents of Dublin. They have two grown children.