The Blair Group Staff:
Curtis D. Blair, CEO
Curtis Blair is a founding partner and CEO of The Blair Group, LLC. He has utilized a conservative philosophy with an emphasis on asset growth and preservation for over 35 years.
During that time, he has helped clients utilize products and strategies to protect their assets. He is a sought after speaker and teacher. His client list includes employees of such well-known companies as Exxon-Mobil, American Airlines, Peterbilt, Texaco and Hardin Simmons University. Curtis has been published in numerous magazines including Texas Medicine, San Antonio Medicine, Tarrant County Physician and others throughout Texas. He has also developed and implemented proven conservative financial strategies for some of the largest member associations in Texas and the nation.
A native Texan, Curtis is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He is former military and served in many difficult situations and today protects his clients' portfolios with the same zeal that he defended the country when he was active in the military. Curtis was awarded the Congressional Order of Merit for outstanding integrity in the business and financial fields. In addition, he formerly represented Texas on the Business Advisory Council and was listed in the Wall Street Journal as a member of this prestigious council.
Judy R Smith, CFO
Judy R. Smith, a founding partner and CFO of the firm, attended Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock and has been involved in the financial services industry for over 33 years. She has her LUTCF designation and manages an office in Dallas, as well as the corporate office in Lubbock, Texas.
Judy serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marketing and oversees all personnel. She has been a key figure in bridging working relationships with top accounting and attorney associations throughout the country. Her duties include recruiting new representation to our firm and all aspects of marketing.
Dereck Blair, Vice President
Dereck Blair, Vice President of The Blair Group, LLC, attended South Plains College and West Texas A&M. His background of working with physicians and hospital staff to provide implants and instruments for patients has been a great learning background.
Dereck's devotion to professionalism and integrity are key ingredients to his success at The Blair Group. His attention to detail and great comprehension of federal employee benefits make him uniquely qualified to serve and educate our clients to help secure a successful retirement. He also works closely with our tax specialists to assist in designing and implementing plans for significant tax savings.
Nancy Willis, Executive Assistant and Appointment Setter to Curtis D. Blair, CEO
Nancy returned to her hometown of Lubbock several years ago and soon after joined our team as Curtis Blair's Executive Assistant and Appointment Setter. She has more than 35 years of business experience as an office manager and assistant to the CEO of two major restaurant chains and a private investigation firm in Dallas. In addition, Nancy holds a Texas Insurance license.
Nancy is blessed with two grown sons, one daughter-in-law and an awesome grandson.
Joann Newport, Client Services Specialist
Joann overseas all aspects of new business and is available to take any questions regarding your transfer or plan documents as a new client.
Joann is a Lubbock native and a graduate of Texas Tech University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Joann enjoys spending most of her time with her daughter, Madison, who is six years old. When not being entertained by her daughter, Joann loves to shop, travel and spend time with family and friends.
Joann Haddock, License Specialist
Joann has worked for Curtis and Judy as Personal Assistant for over 17 years. She oversees and executes all licensing for agents under The Blair Group across the nation. She also can answer any questions you might have from application to delivery of plan documents.
Joann has a dedication to the preservation and well-being of all animals.