Mary Lynn Morgan Lecture, 2010

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2010 Elizabeth Blake

Elizabeth Blake was selected as the twelfth speaker in the Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture on Women and Health. Her lecture was titled "Housing, Health and Women: Partners Against Poverty." She presented in the Miller Ward Alumni House.

 Ms. Blake currently serves as Senior Vice President – Advocacy, Government Affairs & General Counsel of Habitat For Humanity International Inc., a non-profit organization that through local partnerships seeks to build affordable housing for families in need in 93 countries around the world.

In her corporate career, Ms. Blake served as Vice President and Chief of Staff at Cinergy Corp and subsequently as Vice President and General Counsel of GE Power Systems, then General Electric’s largest industrial business. Thereafter, she served as Senior Vice President of Trizec Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust and later as Executive Vice President of US Airways. Ms. Blake was a Partner of the firm of Frost & Jacobs prior to joining Cinergy and had begun her career at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Ms. Blake served on the Board of Patina Oil & Gas Corporation from 1998 through its sale to Noble Energy in 2005. (NYSE)

Ms. Blake currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of BioFuel Energy Corp, Summit Housing Partners, and is an active member of the System Board of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition, she has served on numerous charitable and civic boards, chaired the development of a $92 million performing arts center and was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to the Ohio Board of Regents of which she served as the first woman chair.

She received her JD from Columbia University School of Law as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and her BA with honors from Smith College.