Blair Burns serves as IJM’s Chief Program Officer. Blair directs IJM’s casework operations around the world in Latin America, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia, developing intervention strategies and advocating with local and national authorities; he supervises the HQ Field Operations, Aftercare, Investigations and International Church Mobilization departments. Previously, Blair served as the Vice President of Regional Operations for Southeast Asia. Blair joined IJM Chennai in 2004, and over the course of four and a half years he led a team to rescue more than 700 people from slavery. Before IJM, Blair worked as an associate lawyer at Bersch, Rhodes & Butler, where his practice focused on business, corporate and elder law. Blair holds a B.A. from James Madison University and a J.D. from Wake Forest University. He lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Christina, and their three children.