Blaise has an extensive media and sponsorship background of more than 27 years spanning agency, client and media sales positions. Most recently he was at Anheuser-Busch InBev in St. Louis where he was Vice President Media, Sports and Entertainment Marketing.
Prior to that, Blaise was at ESPN for six years, where he was senior director, sales manager based in Chicago responsible for selling the multi-media assets of ESPN to clients and agencies in the Midwest.
He started in the advertising business in the media department at Leo Burnett in Chicago. His tenure included four international media assignments across his 17 years at Leo Burnett and Starcom MediaVest Group.
Blaise holds a bachelor's degree in communications and advertising from Washington State University, and a master's degree in communications and advertising from the University of Illinois.