It is because of Blake and his leadership that has kept me with the Nordstrom family for the past 32 years. His servant leadership and his ability to make each of us feel so important is a gift he shared with all. When I think of the times I had the opportunity to talk with him 1.1, he always made me feel like a friend vs. an employee. He had a gift of remembering everything that you said and asking about it in a later conversation. He always made it a point to ask about us personally and truly cared. I will continue to spend my days trying to be the leader he was to me and so many. He will never be forgotten and remembered as a person who gave me a path to follow in my life. One of a kind leader….so fortunate to have known him! My heart goes out to his family.

Lori Smith