Master Sergeant Blankenship served 31 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before supporting ICF International’s market research and business processing area. He served as Deputy Program Executive for the $10 billion Road Home program in Louisiana, the largest housing compensation program ever facilitated by federal and state governments.
He was directly responsible for overseeing the operations portion of the project. Over the life of the program, 200,000 applications for grants were processed, and three million pieces of mail were sent and received. The call center logged more than six million incoming and outgoing calls. Sixty percent of the project’s 2,800 employees worked directly for the operations part of the Road Home program.