Former Chairman and CEO, The Home Depot
Frank Blake served as Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 through November 2014, and then as chairman through January 2015. Frank joined The Home Depot in 2002 as executive vice president, business development and corporate operations.
Frank previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a variety of executive roles at General Electric, including senior vice president, Corporate Business Development.
Frank’s public sector experience also includes having served as general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, deputy counsel to Vice President George Bush and law clerk to Justice Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Frank serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and is currently serving as Chairman of the Delta and Grady Hospital boards. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Agnes Scott College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law.
As empowered shoppers and emerging technologies continue to wreak their relentless impact on the entire retail industry, many retailers are struggling to transform their enterprises and stay aligned with this “new normal.” Former Home Depot Chairman and CEO Frank Blake helped lead a dramatic turnaround at Home Depot by creating a culture built upon an […]