Blair C. Marks was elected WRJ President in December 2013. She previously served as WRJ Vice President, WRJ Treasurer, the first WRJ Audit Committee Chair, and WRJ Budget Committee Chair. She has developed and delivered specialized YES Fund training for the WRJ board and “WRJ 101” training for WRJ District leaders.
Blair became involved with sisterhood in the early 1990s while at member of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, SC, eventually serving as Sisterhood President from 1994-1995. She also served in a number of executive roles for the WRJ Southeast District, including as President in 2008-2010.
Currently active in the Temple Kol Emeth Sisterhood in Marietta, GA where she is a Board Trustee and has served on the Temple Board, Blair has, over the years, worked in programming, fundraising, and membership, helping at countless Purim carnivals, Chanukah festivals, art auctions, mystery dinners, and more.
She serves on the board of the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, an organization that strives to improve the quality of science and math education for elementary and middle school children. Every year during the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on the Fourth of July, she helps locate “missing persons” near the finish line. Previously, Blair has also been active with United Jewish Federation, serving as a trainer for the organization and as a member of the Young Leadership Council.
She is a Ramblin’ Reck from Georgia Tech (yes, she’s an engineer!) and holds master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and Georgia State University. She is the Director of Ethics for a global security and defense company.
Blair and her husband Joe reside in Marietta, GA and enjoy music; they participate in their Temple choir and occasionally help lead Shabbat services.