Dan G. Blair

Senior Counselor

The Honorable Dan G. Blair joined the Center for Presidential Transition as senior counselor in February 2020, where he serves as a subject-matter expert on political appointments and process reforms.

Previously, Blair served as president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and has held two presidential appointments requiring Senate confirmation as deputy (and acting) director of the Office of Personnel Management and as chair and commissioner at the Postal Regulatory Commission.

He served 17 years on Capitol Hill in senior staff positions on the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction overseeing the federal civil service and presidential transitions. Most recently, he was senior counselor at the Bipartisan Policy Center where he led projects addressing inspectors general and executive branch oversight.