Samantha Blakeley
Full Name
Samantha Blakeley
Job Title
Regional Director
Speaker Top 5 Strengths
Achiever | Woo | Communication | Discipline | Positivity
Speaker Bio
Samantha Blakeley, Regional Director, oversees Gallup’s business across the U.S. Central region on culture, performance, engagement and selection initiatives. Her primary areas of expertise include people development through a strengths-based lens and creating exceptional workplaces through a culture of engagement.

Samantha’s undergraduate and graduate research was featured in the journals of Biology of Reproduction, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and STEM CELLS. Other examples of her professional writing have been featured in Forbes and TEDx publications.

In addition to her research, Samantha serves as a board member for Illinois Leadership Seminars, as well as a committee member for the Gallup Community Builders in Chicago.

Before joining Gallup, Samantha worked for a consulting firm specializing in executive leadership development and strategic planning. Prior to her career as a consultant, she conducted research in the biomedical sciences specifically focused on reproductive biology, ophthalmology and stem cells.

Samantha earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a master’s degree in developmental and cell biology from the University of California, Irvine.