Blake joined the Trinity team in June 2021. He spent over 15 years in major gift fundraising and revenue generation at the University of Tennessee, 13 of those years within the athletics department and two years in the College of Business. Blake’s primary responsibilities included managing major and annual gift team members while soliciting and securing six and seven figure philanthropic gifts in support of capital, endowment, and planned giving priorities. Prior to his time at UT, Blake spent three years working in sales for a local sports apparel manufacturing company. He is looking forward to expanding his existing relationships with regional businesses to meet their employee benefit needs while developing new relationships along the way.
Blake grew up in Knoxville and graduated from UT with a B.S. in 2002 and M.S. in 2004. He is married to Angie, and has two children Carter and Emery. When not working, Blake enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth sports.