Blair Jones || Managing Director, Semler Brossy || https://www.linkedin.com/in/blairnewtonjones/
Blair has 30 years of experience in executive compensation consulting, primarily advising public company boards but also private and pre-IPO companies. Blair has extensive experience across the healthcare, retail, consumer products, automotive, and aerospace industries. She has deep expertise in advising boards on company transitions, significant investor concerns, and an expanding human capital management mandate.
Blair brings insights from across her client work to drive richer Compensation Committee conversations. Her work with global companies informs her guidance on navigating disruptive change and sensitivity to stakeholder priorities. Blair is particularly adept at raising critical issues and considering the larger equation of leadership performance amidst transformation. Work with private equity portfolio companies and turnarounds attunes Blair to the power of strategic messages, clear performance measures, and meaningful goals. Blair’s investor and advisor network keeps her ahead of governance issues.
Blair began her career at Bain & Company and brings that strategic training to her work. Later, she was Practice Leader in Leadership Performance and Rewards at Sibson Consulting, which informs her perspectives on the role of executive compensation in driving leadership performance. Blair holds designations of Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP). She has been recognized by NACD yearly from 2013-2022 as a Directorship 100: Governance Professional honoree.
Blair regularly speaks at leading board of director and executive forums and is a prominent author in the executive compensation space. Blair was a many-year member of the Executive Rewards Advisory Council for WorldatWork and co-founded WorldatWork’s Women in Executive Compensation and Regional Executive Compensation Roundtables. Blair participates in broader governance dialogue at the steering committee of the U.S. 30% Club and Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Roundtables.