Blair Duncan is the Executive Vice President, Administration and General Counsel for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. Prior to this, he was Vice President and Senior Counsel in the Corporate Law Department of Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was General Counsel at North General Hospital located in Harlem, New York.
Mr. Duncan also practiced as an attorney with Winston & Straw and Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Duncan was a Vice President at Marine Midland Bank (now HSBC USA).
Mr. Duncan has served on several boards of directors and committees in New York and Upper Manhattan, including the Harlem YMCA, the Helene Fuld College of Nursing, and the Lawyers Alliance for New York. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.