Oct 26, 2022
Fourth generation to lead Lipman Family Farms

Elyse Lipman, representing the fourth generation at Lipman Family Farms, is succeeding Kent Shoemaker as CEO of the tomato grower-shipper.

Shoemaker led the company for 13 years, according to a news release, and Elyse Lipman will work with him until his planned retirement in 2023.

“Elyse provides a deep understanding of the business and industry and has helped shape our culture and core values,” Shoemaker said in the release. “She continues to push our business to greater heights and the board knows that she will be an inspiring and effective leader as we look forward to this next chapter.

Kent Shoemaker

“She is one of the smartest strategic leaders I have known and know that she will do an outstanding job leading Lipman Family Farms into the next season of success,” he said in the release.

Elyse Lipman comes from a long lineage of company leadership, joining it three years ago. Previously, she was chief strategy officer and director of strategy, crafting and enriching Lipman Family Farms’ overall strategy, focusing on the company’s core values and objectives while pushing for continuous growth. As the first woman on the Lipman executive leadership team, she also brings a fresh perspective and diversity to the table, according to the release.

“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,” Elyse Lipman said in the release. “I stand on the shoulder of giants, and I’m 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.’”

She previously had 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 has 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.

Lipman Family Farms congratulates Elyse Lipman in her new role and looks forward to the future of the company under her leadership.

For more information on Lipman Family Farms, visit www.lipmanfamilyfarms.com.


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