Lipman Family Farms announces the appointment of fourth-generation Lipman family member Elyse Lipman as chief executive officer, set to succeed Kent Shoemaker after 13 years leading the company.
“Elyse provides a deep understanding of the business and industry and has helped shape our culture and core values. She continues to push our business to greater heights, and the board knows she will be an inspiring and effective leader as we look forward to this next chapter,” said Shoemaker. “She is one of the smartest strategic leaders I have known, and I know that she will do an outstanding job leading the company into the next season of success.”
Lipman comes from a long lineage of company leadership and has been with the company for more than three years, previously holding roles as chief strategy officer and director of strategy, where she crafted and enriched its overall strategy focusing on the company’s core values and objectives while pushing for continuous growth. As the first woman on the executive leadership team, she also brings a fresh perspective and diversity to the table.
“I am humbled and honored to be appointed chief executive officer,” said Lipman. “As a company spanning 70 years of my family’s heritage, I’ve witnessed how the business has changed, evolved, and grown in so many incredible ways. I am honored to have the opportunity to build our business for generations to come. As we look ahead, one thing that will always remain is our commitment to being a people-focused company and remaining good from the ground up.”
Lipman previously held senior managing roles at the World Economic Forum, where she shaped agendas and strategies and brokered partnerships with leading companies, governments, and civic stakeholders across the globe to empower widespread innovation. She holds an MBA in innovation management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.