Jeff A. Blair is faculty at Florida State University (Associate in Research), and serves as Associate Director for the FCRC Consensus Center. His work for the Center includes facilitation, process design, strategic planning, and consensus-building on complex public policy initiatives. He has worked with federal, state and local government representatives to design and implement collaborative approaches to planning, rule making, and dispute resolution with an emphasis on public participation in the design and implementation of policy. In addition, he teaches numerous classes and conducts trainings in various dispute resolution topics. Ongoing projects include serving as lead facilitator and conflict resolution consultant for agency stakeholder advisory boards and commissions such as the DACS Pest Control Enforcement Advisory Council, Pesticide Review Council, Bed Bug Workgroup, and the Florida Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control, and the Florida Building Commission including facilitating over 56 special issue stakeholder workgroup projects for the Commission since 1999. He has done work for NOAA and EPA including the National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit and the National Bedbug Summit, and the International Public Health Pesticides Workshop respectively. Work for the private sector includes National Pest Management Association (NPMA), National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA), Association for Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO), and Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO). Mr. Blair has provided facilitation, planning, and process design for numerous agencies, entities, non-profit organizations and associations since 1977. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (Philosophy and Anthropology) and the Florida State University (Social Policy and Dispute Resolution).
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