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MEDIA ADVISORY: President, CEO of National Academy of Public Administration to Speak at MU

October 9th, 2015

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

By Sheena Rice

WHAT:  University of Missouri alumnus Dan Blair, president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, will deliver a lecture for the Truman School of Public Affairs as part of the Monroe-Paine Lecture Series. Blair will draw from his professional experiences working in the public sector and the federal government in a lecture, “A Personal Perspective on Public Administration from the Federal Level.”

WHO:  Dan Blair has been the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration since 2011. He has more than 26 years of federal public service experience and is a recognized expert in public service management. He has received successive appointments to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Postal Regulatory Commission. Prior to joining the OPM, Blair served on Capitol Hill, working for nearly 17 years on staffs for congressional committees charged with postal and civil service oversight. Blair received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a law degree from MU.

WHEN:  10-11:30 a.m., Friday, October 9

WHERE: 1209 A&B, Student Center, MU Campus

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit