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Frank Blake
Chairman, The Home Depot

Frank Blake served as Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from  2007 - 2014. As of November 1, 2014, Frank is now Chairman and Craig Menear is President and CEO. Prior to his appointment in 2007, Frank served as vice chairman of the board of directors and executive vice president. He joined The Home Depot in 2002 as executive vice president, business development and corporate operations.

Frank led The Home Depot through the deepest recession since The Great Depression. During his tenure, the company refocused its attention to the core retail business, driving improvements across customer service, supply chain, IT and merchandising, while also dramatically expanding the online business as part of our interconnected retail strategy.

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. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law.