UVA Darden Communication Professors’ Podcast Debuts With Delta Chairman Frank Blake

06 January 2021

By Jay Hodgkins

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors June West and Steve Soltis kicked off 2021 by launching a new podcast, CEO Voices: Leading With Communication.

The new podcast “examines the communication that enables transformational leadership,” and the two Darden Communication area professors have already lined up an all-star cast of C-level executives to tackle the complex subject of leadership communication.

In the first episode, West and Soltis spoke with Frank Blake, the former CEO of The Home Depot and current Chairman of Delta Airlines. They discussed the massive overhaul Blake led of The Home Depot’s business and customer-service models while revitalizing its internal culture and how he’s helping Delta navigate a turbulent time for the airline industry.

Listen to the episode of CEO Voices featuring Blake.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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