Macy's appoints former Home Depot CEO to board

Frank Blake, former chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, was elected to Macy's board of directors, rounding off the board to 14 members.

Blake started at Home Depot in 2002 as exec-VP for business development and corporate operations, responsible for real estate, store construction, credit services, growth initiatives, call centers and the home services business.

In 2007, he became CEO and chairman of Home Depot, retiring from those roles in November 2014 and February 2015, respectively. 

"Frank has deep operating experience and will be helpful as we seek continuous improvement in execution, especially in our stores organization," said Terry Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Macy's. "At Home Depot, he created a service culture and stressed employee engagement in leading one of America's largest retailers through a period of exceptional growth and success. Moreover, he is deeply experienced in corporate governance and the management of large and complex organizations."

Prior to Home Depot, Blake was deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and held various leadership roles at General Electric, including as senior VP for corporate development and general counsel of GE Power Systems.

Holding both a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a law degree from Columbia, Blake's public sector career included serving as general counsel to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and deputy counsel to then Vice President George H.W. Bush. Press Release