Blake has been with the Food and Drug Administration since 1989. He was an Investigator for 12 years which included conducting foreign inspections. He accepted a Supervisory Investigator position in 2001. Following his participation in the FDA Leadership Program in 2005 and 2006 he became an Operations Director and worked directly with the Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs and other agency leaders involved in ORA strategic planning, budgeting, and organizational initiatives. He became the Director of Compliance for Los Angeles District in 2009 and assumed the Director of Compliance position in Florida District in 2014. He graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Arkansas State University with a Master’s of Science degree in Biology, and completed a Senior Executive Development program at George Washington University.