Anita Blair is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer (DASHR-CHCO), responsible for Department-wide policy and oversight in all areas of human capital management, including human resources, labor and employee relations, diversity management, and equal employment opportunity, among other things.
Before joining the Treasury Department in February 2011, Anita Blair was Chief Strategist for the National Security Professional Development Integration Office.
From 2001 to 2009, she served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, first as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Military Personnel Policy and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Total Force Transformation, responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s Human Capital Strategy.
In 2008, she became Acting Assistant Secretary, overseeing the management of a workforce comprising over 800,000 active and reserve Sailors, Marines and civilian government employees.
In prior public service, Ms. Blair co-chaired the Human Capital Working Group of the Project on National Security Reform, producing recommendations and proposed legislation for its 2009 report to Congress titled, “Turning Ideas Into Action.” She served as Chairman of the Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender-Related Issues and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute.
As a lawyer in private practice, Ms. Blair concentrated in corporate and business law and litigation. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. degree in Classical Greek and Geography from the University of Michigan.