The WISE Conference 2018 Community Leader’s Panel Member


A proud 5th-generation Texan, Nelda Luce Blair is CEO of The Blair Law Firm. She also manages a private real estate investment business Blair Investments Global, and oversees operation of the Conroe ISD Education Foundation.

Nelda’s varied legal career has included roles as a county prosecutor, private litigator and government liaison. As an elected official, Nelda led the formation of a new government for The Woodlands, Texas, and was Founding Chair of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. As a Texas Governor appointee, Nelda served as “Chair Blair” on the University of Houston Board of Regents, as a member on the Texas Economic Development Corporation “Texas One” Board, and most recently as an officer on the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents.

Having been an instrumental leader in hundreds of community, charitable and political projects, Nelda’s honors include the Greater Houston Women’s Conference “Breakthrough Woman in Education”, North Houston Association “North Star Award”, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year”, “Hometown Hero” of The Woodlands and “Legacy Award” from The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.  Nelda was also named one of Houston’s Most Influential Women by Houston Woman magazine.

Known for her high energy, Nelda is also accomplished as a philanthropist, popular public speaker, prolific author, political fundraiser, blogger, education proponent and television lawyer and commentator. Her most ardent loves are (1) God, (2) Jim Blair, (3) shopping, and (4) God’s animal creatures.