President's Speaker Series - Edward Hightower. November 14, 2022
Edward Hightower is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Lordstown Motors Corporation, an original equipment manufacturer of electric vehicles for the commercial fleet market. He is also CEO of the MIH EV Design LLC joint venture between Lordstown and Foxconn. Originally from Chicago, Hightower earned a BS in General Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where he serves on the Ross School Advisory Board, Sanger Leadership Center Advisory Board, and chaired the Ross Alumni Board of Governors. He is a lifetime member of both Kappa Alpha Psi and the Council on Foreign Relations. Hightower is a 5th degree Black Belt and certified sensei instructor of Isshinryu karate. He and his family live in metro Detroit, Michigan.
Hosted and moderated by Paul Tesluk, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.