Mrs. Blaylock began her career in accounting in Chicago after graduating from Indiana University with an MBA. Then, shortly after moving to Atlanta she switched to banking and has been in banking for 15 years. She moved back to the Midwest which has led her to become the Chief Lending Officer at a community bank. Her passion and time has been invested in creating the Economic Development Division to enhance the use of incentives.

Active volunteer opportunities and various community roles include: Vice President of the Scott Community College Foundation, Board member of Impactlife Blood Center, Board member of Greater Davenport Redevelopment Corporation, Advisory Board member of QC Women Lead Change, and Capstone Advisor for the Wharton Graduate School of Banking Program.

Emily Blaylock has been a guest on 2 episodes.