I had the great opportunity to serve Nordstrom for 27 years and worked for some amazing leaders and peers. Blake was one of those amazing leaders I had the privilege to know. He taught me to always look at the best possible ways to serve our customers and talk care of our people. I will always cherish his notes of praise, calling me early in the morning to ask me what he should say when he received a letter of praise and/or opportunity. Blake had an amazing attention to detail when he would visit stores and learned so much from his visits. He always made it a point to meet and greet our teams and thank them for all their hard work. Thank you Blake, we will miss you dearly.