Michele Watts Blair
Michele Blair serves as the Executive Director of the Priory in the USA of the Order of St John, a position to which she was appointed in January 2018. Previously, Michele worked at TE Connectivity (TE) for nine years, where she led the TE Connectivity Foundation as Executive Director, and Director, Global Corporate Responsibility. While at TE, Michele oversaw the company’s philanthropic strategy and budget, and provided strategic guidance to help drive corporate responsibility efforts across the company. Through the support – both financial and human capital – that TE provided in the communities in which its employees lived and worked, Michele discovered first-hand the true impact of “doing well by doing good.”
Prior to joining TE, Michele worked for Compaq/Hewlett-Packard for 17 years, where she served as a Government Affairs Manager. She also worked for members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Michele holds a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts/Public Administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. She is married to Dan Blair and resides in Washington, DC.