Leadership Development Team
Lippert's Leadership Development Team focuses on bringing the company’s core values to life through the many and varied teams who work for the company. As the growth of the organization continues at a rapid-fire pace, the necessity of diverse leadership abilities and a strong company culture is ever-increasing.
Guided by Lippert's core values, the team’s main objectives aim to empower current leadership within the company as well as inspire, equip and transform potential leaders with the tools and resources they need.
Amber serves as the Director of People Performance for Lippert, where she and her teams work to improve team members’ performance both personally and professionally. She drives the strategy and execution of LCI’s culture of engagement by aligning the company’s work around igniting team members’ heads, heart, and hands, and by leading them toward a deeper sense of purpose, a strong passion, and high performance. As a former soccer player at the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with a Management Consulting degree, Amber started her career in human resources with a global manufacturing company. After recognizing a similar dynamic in business as she experienced in sports, she returned to graduate school to better understand the art and science of human high performance. She received a master’s degree in sport & performance psychology from the University of Denver, and her PhD from the University of Missouri in applied sport psychology.
Before coming to LCI, Amber founded the Selking Performance Group, where their mission is to help individuals, sports teams, and business organizations unleash performance excellence by tapping into the power of Mindset and Leadership. She speaks to organizations across the country and serves as the mental performance consultant to Head Coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Football team. She has also served as an adjunct professor in the business school at Notre Dame. Combined, her expertise is in optimizing human performance by teaching people about how their brain works, providing strategies to build mindsets that facilitate success, and partnering with leaders to build people systems that are most conducive to high performance.
Amber grew up raising livestock in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania and now lives in South Bend, Indiana with her husband, Aaron, and their Doberman Pinscher, Rockne. She serves on the board of LifeWorks Ministries, a local nonprofit committed to pouring into college students’ lives and helping them better understand their identity and purpose.
Bill is responsible for engaging and developing individuals and teams in impact leadership roles at the executive, divisional, and plant levels. He provides both assessment/evaluation, and accountability of key leaders and teams for developmental growth.
Bill joined Lippert with more than 35 years of Strategic, Operational, Management, and Leadership experience. Prior to joining LCI, he was the Vice President of Operations at Mossberg & Company Inc., focusing on all aspects of operations. As the Director of Marketing and Fulfillment Services, he attended Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. Bill has focused his efforts towards enhancing productivity levels and increasing revenue channels. In addition, Bill worked with United Airlines in their Corporate and Regional offices for more than 27 years. During his tenure with United Airlines, he supported and directed organizations in aircraft maintenance, customer service, reservations, and new product development.
Bill completed the Mendoza Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. He is an active member in his parish, and serves on two nonprofit boards, including Chairman of the Board for Walnut Hill and St. Joe CEO Program. Bill and his wife of 33 years live in northern Indiana and have five children.
Trace joined Lippert's Leadership Development team in 2017 after more than 15 years of working as a core leader at one of America's largest and most innovative churches. He has experience coaching, training, and developing leaders and teams both domestically and abroad. He's spent his career identifying, equipping, and empowering individuals and teams in both their professional and personal lives to help them have impact and success in their respective missions.
Husband to Stephanie and father to Addison, Caden, and Evelynn, Trace identifies his family as being the most important part of his life. He enjoys staying active, be it tackling an outdoor obstacle course, playing an instrument, or simply trying to keep up with three energetic young ones. Contributing back to the community at large, primarily as a volunteer at his local church and coach for his kid’s sports teams, is something Trace dedicates regular time to, as well.
Edgar serves as a Leadership Development Director for Lippert’s operations teams, spending most of his time with senior level leaders at multiple plants within the division. He has witnessed a cultural transformation led by coachable, passionate leaders since joining the team. He brings over 25 years of leadership development experience to LCI. As the senior leader of an innovative, multi-cultural community in South Bend, Indiana, he helped shape a faith culture that blended people from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Leading through change has been ‘normal’ in each of his professional roles. He has helped develop several church start-ups focusing on key-leader development.
Edgar is an avid reader, podcast junkie and student of leadership. He served as president of the Crossing Education Center in South Bend for four years and was most recently the Executive Director of The Oaks at Southpaw, a conferencing center serving the nonprofit sector. He is married to Cynthia with four grown sons and three grandchildren. They’ve travelled throughout Europe and hiked the hills and mountains of Israel, South Africa, Arizona and the Pacific Northwest. While Edgar holds a degree in communications from Indiana University, they are avid Notre Dame Football fans.
Paul comes to the Leadership Development team at Lippert with extensive experience in leading and developing people in unique contexts, including the corporate, nonprofit, and professional sports settings. Upon his graduation from the University of Michigan where he captained U of M’s hockey team his senior year, Paul signed an NHL hockey contract with the New Jersey Devils. During his tenure both with the Wolverines and the Devils, Paul was acknowledged for the positive impact he made on his teams’ culture, his teammates, and the communities in which he played.
Paul has experienced corporate success both with Procter & Gamble and Domino’s. With P&G, Paul was the Food Division’s leading sales rep in the Midwest, while consulting his account managers in pricing, distribution, marketing, and the sales of P&G’s leading food brands. As an area supervisor with Domino’s, Paul was responsible for managing several restaurants where he trained his team of managers and developed marketing strategies.
Paul also spent 20 years in Sweden where he played hockey professionally, scouted for various NHL teams, pastored a non-denominational church, founded and directed a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization titled Sport for Life, worked as a major event sports chaplain at six Olympic games, and received national recognition for the impact that his organization had throughout Sweden and all of Europe. Upon Paul’s return to America, he worked as a sports pastor at two of Indiana’s mega churches, overseeing and training staff members and hundreds of volunteer lay leaders, while developing sports ministry leagues, programs, mentorship, and leadership training for thousands of participants.
Paul now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and two sons and supports LCI plant leadership across the country.
Tim brings over 30 years of manufacturing experience to Lippert, with experience in Plant Leadership, Sales, Operations and Quality Assurance. His focus in these roles has been in building mutually beneficial relationships and developing high-performing teams, all geared towards helping every stakeholder advance personally and professionally. The majority of Tim’s career has been spent in LCI’s primary markets, marine and RV.
Tim and his wife Laura live in northeast Indiana and have two sons. Tim is passionate about serving his community. He is currently a Big Brother and a merit badge counselor with Boy Scouts of America. He volunteered for several years with Junior Achievement and Real Men Read, as a youth sports coach, and as a town council member. Tim has a degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University.
Kim joined Lippert as the Director of Leadership Development for our Corporate Division after 7 years of working as a key leader for America’s largest oncology healthcare system. An energizing catalyst, she opens eyes and hearts to the necessary personal and organizational transformation required to thrive – drawing people inward to better serve outward.
Her passion for leadership development was inspired through years as a high-level gymnast and Division I Varsity Diver at the University of Notre Dame. Now, as a corporate athlete, Kim’s own pursuit of self-awareness, balance, and success transformed into a life’s work of helping leaders build awareness, find balance, and achieve their own definition of success. Through the completion of her Masters Degree in Leadership – Coaching for Organizational Learning & Change, Kim found her sweet spot in developing leaders from the front line to the executive through coaching and facilitation.
Kim’s faith and family are the core driver to her life’s work. She practices internal leadership daily by filling her cup through prayer, exercise, and philanthropy in her church and athletic communities which have supported her own development. With an insatiable desire for learning and adventure, Kim is energized by spending time with her family and friends around the country and exploring unique cultures all over the world.
Mike joined the Lippert Leadership Development team with 20-plus years of intentional individual, team, and leadership development experience in a wide array of contexts, including athletic coaching, entrepreneurship, ministry, school counseling, and nonprofit work.
He has worked closely with many local nonprofit organizations to develop mission-centric growth, staff member performance, volunteer systems, and fundraising strategies. He counts it a privilege to invest in nonprofit communities whom he believes are, "the heartbeat of local care and opportunity."
Mike has progressed through different ministry roles pastoring youth, college students (Tabor College), and a missional community whose purpose is to gather with and fully support nonprofit organizations serving the marginalized.
Mike serves as Director of Leadership Development for many operations teams. While his influence reaches all levels of positional leadership at Lippert, working with eager, coachable front line leaders brings him deep satisfaction.
Mike married his high school sweetheart, Mandi, and together they have three children. He loves to read, learn, and podcast all things leadership. He is an avid sports fan and novice participant. His days of baseball, football, and basketball are far behind him so now golf, tennis, and racquetball fill his competitive spirit. He is an obsessive enthusiast and is driven to positively effect every person within his sphere of influence.