Mr. Thomas G. Blair has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1984 and is a Charter Life Underwriter ("CLU"). Prior to creating The Blair Group, Inc. in 1991, Mr. Blair worked with his father, Harry F. Blair, Jr., in the family's funeral business. Harry F. Blair, Sons, was a Brooklyn-based, funeral business started by Tom’s grandfather in 1900. During his tenure in this business, Tom first became aware of the financial devastation which befalls families, particularly widows, who had not proactively planned for life without the family bread-winner. After graduating from CUNY-Baruch College in 1973 with a BBA in Finance, Mr. Blair continued to pursue his two avocations, thanatology and finance. He continued to support both emotionally and through financial services, bereaved members of families until he decided to make a career change in 1984 when he joined Fundamental Brokers, Inc. Mr. Blair sold the family business in 1988, left the brokerage business in 1990 and began work as a Certified Financial Planner, opening The Blair Group, Inc. in 1991. Mr. Blair has been married for forty seven years. His wife, Margaret Ann, is currently retired after 50 years in Education.
Mr. Blair has two grown sons who have both entered the financial field. Thomas is a Managing Director for Merrill Lynch Commodities and Timothy works in high-grade debt capital markets for Mizuho Bank. His daughter-in-law, Natasha, is a stay-at-home Mom taking care of two wonderful children, Lachlan and Sawyer. His other daughter-in-law, Nathalie, is a stay-at-home Mom taking care of their beautiful daughter, Camille . Tom has lived and raised his family in Garden City for forty-two years where he has been an active member of his parish, St. Joseph's. Currently he devotes time to activities at Chaminade High School.