Francis “Frank” Blake served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from 2007‑2014. Before that, he worked for the company as executive vice president of business development and corporate operations. Blake previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy and worked in a variety of executive roles at General Electric. His public-sector experience also includes time within the Environmental Protection Agency, deputy counsel to Vice President George H.W. Bush and law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.