Vice Principal, Think Rubix
Charles Blake serves as vice principal at Think Rubix, where he leads the Government and Corporate Affairs division. Blake, a former legislator, is a skilled policy maker, political strategist, entrepreneur and civil servant. Think Rubix is a diverse “culture first” public affairs and consulting firm that creates solutions for businesses, organizations and leaders seeking to drive innovative change through research and development in Equity and Inclusion, community and stakeholder engagement, and brand strategy and storytelling. Blake served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives and as Minority Leader of the Democratic Caucus. He was also elected Minority Whip as well as vice-chair of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus during his tenure. Most recently, Blake served as Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s chief of staff. An Arkansas native, Blake graduated from Little Rock Central High School before earning his political science degree at Grinnell College in Iowa. Upon his return to Arkansas, he began a career in banking and financial services with Regions Bank and Morgan Keegan Co. He has also served as a founding administrator of the Little Rock Preparatory Academy and president of CenArk Transportation.