Jeffrey Blavatt

Jeffrey Blavatt is Executive Director of the Eisenhower Institute. He is also a co-founder and managing partner of Legal Services Group headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Legal Services Group provides a comprehensive array of legal services to individuals and business entities. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and before the Supreme Court of the United States. Blavatt's areas of concentration include domestic and estate-planning matters. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Blavatt graduated cum laude from Gettysburg College in 1988, with departmental honors in political science. He has remained active with his alma mater, having served as a member of the National Campaign Steering Committee, initially as Vice President/Treasurer, then as President of the Board of the Alumni Association. After two terms as president, Blavatt was elected to the College's Board of Trustees in 2004.

In 1996, Blavatt and his family established an annual lecture at Gettysburg College in political science. The lecture brings individuals whose professional experiences provide a first-hand perspective of the American political system. Speakers have included influential members of Congress, well-known writers, accomplished authors, talented educators, noted researchers and leading political scientists.

Blavatt attended The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA, and after graduation, worked for A/S/C Corporation in Owings Mills, MD, where he eventually became vice president of the corporation.

In addition to the boards of Gettysburg College and The Eisenhower Institute, Blavatt serves as a director and trustee for a diverse group of volunteer organizations and philanthropic foundations, including: The Associated Federation of Baltimore, Child Care Links, Baltimore County Child Care Advisory Council, and the National Tooling and Machining Association. Since 2002, he has served as an Officer of the Benjamin and Belle Cogan Charitable Foundation. He is a 2002 graduate of the Shoshana S. Cardin Institute for Leadership.