Oni K. Blair
Executive Director, LINK
Oni K. Blair serves as executive director of LINK Houston, a non-profit advocating for transportation equity. Since launching in 2017, LINK Houston’s civic engagement and data-informed research has shaped a $7-billion transit plan; compelled the Houston Mayor to fix Houston’s dangerous intersections and launch a zero-fatality safety campaign; influenced an alignment between affordable housing and transportation; and supported advocacy that led to the metropolitan planning organization awarding $51.5 million to communities impacted by a highway expansion and the county filing a lawsuit over inequities in the project.
Oni serves as a voting member of the metropolitan planning organization’s Transportation Advisory Committee and on the Harris County and City of Houston Vision Zero Task Forces. Before joining LINK Houston, Oni was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, where her work focused on international human rights and humanitarian assistance. Oni earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.