Ed Blair has more than 20 years of hospitality experience with Marriott International and Sage Hospitality; he previously spent 10 years as a General Manager at Sage’s Embassy Suites Denver Downtown and The Oxford Hotel. While at Sage, Blair was named “Leader of the Year” in 2012 and The Oxford was honored as the “Hotel of the Year” based on financials, market share, guest, employee and audit metrics. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Blair most recently spent two years as the Chief Operating Officer of the Mile High United Way and is a founding member of Denver's Road to Work Business Advisory Council, which provides training and employment opportunities for people suffering from poverty and those with disabilities. He is currently the General Manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown. He was born in Queens, NY and has two daughters.