- Â¬Â© Mark Wemple
Major at MMC
When facing a crowd of 1,500 people at an event in Chicago, Blair Bloomston ’03 called upon her MMC education to see her through a high-stakes presentation.
“I was battling a head cold and had just had my second child three months earlier—and now I had to win over this room,” she recalls. “I couldn’t have done it without Professor of Theatre Arts Barbara Adrian, MFA, whose unparalleled voice and speech training so thoroughly prepared me for such a scenario all those years before!”
An entrepreneur and game theory expert, Bloomston says she often applies lessons from her days as an undergrad: “All of my professors were phenomenal and I think back on their classes all the time.”
As Vice President for game on Nation, Bloomston develops and delivers multi-phase leadership, teamwork, and corporate culture programs for such clients as Hilton, NASCAR, and Deloitte. Outside of work, she and her husband, Shane, have their hands full with sons Beau and Kirby.
Although she lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Bloomston remains connected to the MMC community, having recently collaborated with alumna Brenna (Palughi) Thys ’03 and the former Vice President for Institutional Advancement Marilyn Wilkie. Bloomston says, “I was so impressed with MMC’s intention to seek best practices and provide cutting-edge programming. As an alum, I was truly thrilled to pilot this partnership.”