Delta Air Lines has appointed Francis Blake, Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, to its board of directors, effective immediately. 

Blake served as vice chairman of The Home Depot from October 2006 to January 2007, and as executive vice president of business development and corporate operations from 2002 through 2006.

Previously, Blake served in a variety of executive positions at General Electric, including as senior vice president, corporate business development in charge of all mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions worldwide. From June 2001 to February 2002, Blake was Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy.