Alumni & Friends

Class Notes

July 2nd, 2011

Blair Westlake, Class of 1979

Blair Westlake, a seasoned media and entertainment industry veteran, with more than 25 years of diverse experience was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of M/E, a publication of the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel. Westlake is the Corporate Vice President of the Media & Entertainment Group at Microsoft Corporation. Before joining Microsoft, Westlake consulted for various media companies including Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal and was corporate executive vice president of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. Westlake was also an executive of Universal Studios, Inc. (formerly known as MCA INC.) for nearly 20 years, where he was Chairman of Universal Television & NetworksGroup. He joined Universal as an attorney in the Law Department (1982-85), and subsequently held positions as Director of Business Affairs for Studio Operations (1985-87), Vice President and Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Home Entertainment Group (1987-93), Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment Group (1993-96), and President, Worldwide Pay Television and Television Business Development (1996-97). Following graduation from law school, he was an attorney with Great Western Financial Corporation, later acquired by Washington Mutual Bank.