I was one of many who didn’t have the fortune of meeting Blake but had quite a few instances over the years where we would pass each other while walking between the various Nordstrom corporate buildings. What I remember the most about those brief encounters was that he was always smiling. Not necessarily smiling at anyone or anything in particularā€¦ just genuinely smiling in his kind and gentle way. It was contagious, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has experienced this; for a moment in your rush to the next meeting, you couldnā€™t help but realize that you, too, were smiling as a result.

Sending condolences to the entire Nordstrom family in this sad and difficult time. His presence is will be missed.

Amy C.