December 12, 2018 9:38am
GLI AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Blair Gordon
Title: Managing Member
Company: HR Affiliates
How long have you been a GLI Ambassador?
Started August, 2018
What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador?
My entire career has been devoted to starting and building businesses. Being an Ambassador provides me the opportunity to share in the excitement of new companies that are starting up and those that are celebrating certain milestones. Meeting and networking with other Ambassadors and business and community leaders also helps with branding and positioning of HR Affiliates.
What value does your company derive from investing in GLI?
It’s only been a few months since we rejoined GLI so it’s difficult to totally answer this question. We are starting to get more involved and will have other thoughts down the road. However, what is apparent today is the willingness to help member companies get connected to each other. That’s very important to us!
What’s the best investment you’ve ever made?
I have made some that turned out well and some not so well! So far, it has to be the starting up and building of a 70+ office home healthcare company over a 10 year period with my brother Paul. However, we are very enthused about HR Affiliates, as it has the potential to become a leader in the HR Outsourcing space!
Outside the office, what do you like to do for fun?
I thrive on business, but make time for a regular exercise routine. The last few years, travelling to national parks, our nation’s treasures, has been on our bucket list. Golf was an interest, but it has been replaced with hiking. Love the outdoors!
Cats or Cards?
Relocated to KY in 1981, so I have no strong allegiance or ties to either team were inherited. I lean more towards the Cards, but I’m not one of those people that won’t support the Cats in the tournament (unless they are playing the Cards).
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?
I’d like to dine with two people. Herb Kelleher, former Co-founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines and Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. Probably wouldn’t be able to get a word in with those two!