Blaine is the research program manager for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City and has been with the Utah DOT since 2001. Within ASCE, Leonard has served as vice president of Zone IV, director of District 11, governor for the Society's Geo-Institute, president of the Utah Section, chairman of the Utah Section geotechnical group and president of the University of Utah Student Chapter. In 2000, he was named the Utah Section Engineer of the Year. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master's in geotechnical engineering from the University of Utah. A licensed professional engineer in Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado, Leonard is a resident of Farmington, Utah.