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Professional Profile: Barbara Blair 2017


  • Title: President
  • Company: Garment District Alliance
  • Location: 209 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
  • Birthplace: New York, NY
Barbara Blair, Garment District Alliance

Education: Masters, NYU, Public Administration

First job: Museum of Modern Art

First job in real estate or allied field: Garment District Alliance

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Continue to work in the private/public sector, non-profit or foundation work.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Get together with friends for a glass of wine or BAM

Favorite book or author: Willa Cather

Favorite movie: “Sound of Music” Okay, that is sappy, but what can I say, it’s true. 

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “Bach Magnificat”

One word to describe your work environment: Civilized

Rules to live by in business:  Integrity, honesty. Limited BS, please.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? ​Jill and Joe Biden to Keens Steakhouse in the Garment District

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) President of a foundation that funds programs