Elizabeth Blake
SVP of Advocacy & Government Affairs (Retired)
Habitat for Humanity International

Columbia Headquarters

70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700
Columbia, MD 21044

Liz Blake served as Habitat for Humanity’s Senior Vice President — Advocacy, Government Affairs and General Counsel for nine years. Since 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. Blake serves as an advisor to C432 on job creation projects in the apparel, social services and tourism sectors in Haiti. In Atlanta, her work is focused on the revitalization of five Westside neighborhoods including the Atlanta University Center, home to Spellman College, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine, through her work on the Board of the Westside Future Fund. Prior to 2006, Ms. Blake was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of US Airways, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Trizec Properties, Vice President 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 and Jacobs law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio and associated with Davis Polk and Wardell in New York.

Additionally, Ms. Blake is a Director of Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ), is Chair of the Cadasta Foundation, Chair of Emory & Children’s Pediatric Institute and Vice Chair of the Board of the Westminster Schools, Inc. Ms. Blake serves on the boards of the International Women's Forum – Atlanta chapter and the Marcus Autism Center, served ten years on the Board of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is a past Chair of the Ohio Board of Regents. In December 2016, Ms. Blake concluded her term as Chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors.

Blake is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University School of Law.

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