Blake Elliott, son of Tim Elliott, is the Vice President of Finance at Standley Systems. Blake is responsible for the finances, HR, compliance, and all administrative functions of the company. Blake is very passionate about the family business. His dream career has always been to work at Standley Systems and help carry on the family legacy.
Blake was born and raised in Chickasha, OK. After graduating from Chickasha High School, Blake attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Blake was an active member of his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. Blake participated with his fraternity in OSU’s homecoming each year and was elected Homecoming Director of AGR his senior year.
Upon graduating from OSU, Blake joined Standley Systems as a Sales Representative in Oklahoma City. He later returned to Chickasha to work in Operations where he managed the day-to-day operations of the service department, warehouse, inventory, install teams and contracts department. Blake gained much experience from working in operations before becoming Vice President of Finance in 2015.
In addition to being passionate about the family business, Blake is also passionate about giving back to his community. Blake has served on the Chickasha City Council since August 2012. He is also a 2013 graduate of Leadership Chickasha. Blake served on Chickasha’s Festival of Light Board, a Christmas light display showcasing 43 acres of lights, from 2012 to 2017. Blake served as President of the Board in 2014 and past Past President in 2015. Blake was awarded Chickasha’s Volunteer of the Year in March 2015. Along with being named Chickasha’s Volunteer of the Year, Blake was honored with the Journal Record’s 30 Under 30 Award.
Some of Blake’s favorite activities include duck hunting with his friends, making delicious food on his Traeger smoker, and spending time with his wife, Taylor. Blake also enjoys snow skiing with Taylor in their favorite place, Breckenridge, Colorado. They have two Labradors, Charlie and Toby. Blake and Taylor recently welcomed their first baby, Harrison, in August 2017 and are loving every minute of it.