Lipman Family Farms Adds Elyse Lipman as Director of Strategy
- by Maggie Mead
IMMOKALEE, FL - Four generations and going strong, Lipman Family Farms’ newest team member comes from a long line of company leadership. Elyse Lipman is joining the company as its new Director of Strategy, and along with her family history of farming, she brings with her experience as a journalist and photo editor at National Geographic, has held various roles at The New York Times and Time Out, and most recently served as Senior Manager at the World Economic Forum.
“We are thrilled to have Elyse join our leadership team,” CEO Kent Shoemaker said. “We expect her unique experience, intelligence, and leadership to have a meaningful impact on the future of our company.”
For the World Economic Forum, Elyse worked to shape agendas and strategies around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a concept that heralds the effects of digitization and emerging technologies on global economies. Elyse has brokered partnerships with leading companies, governments, and civic stakeholders from across the globe to empower widespread innovation. In her new role as Director of Strategy, Elyse will craft strategy to help Lipman Family Farms maintain its core values and objectives during its rapid growth, while bringing emerging technologies into future planning.
“With technology today, global industries are changing at an unprecedented rate,” commented Elyse in a press release. “That’s been a huge lesson from my time at the World Economic Forum. Companies today really need to be agile. We need to apply technology and innovation as tools to simplify matters rather than add to complexities.”
Coming into the new role with impressive credentials, Elyse holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in innovation management, a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in philosophy, politics, and economics. In her time at the World Economic Forum she was selected as a Global Leadership Fellow, completing a multi-year global leadership development program. And as the first woman on the Lipman Executive Leadership Team, Elyse brings a new level of diversity to the table.
Congratulations to Elyse and the Lipman team!