Board of Directors

Executive Chairman
Daniel Ninivaggi
Former CEO of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company where he oversaw the company’s automotive aftermarket service network and parts distribution businesses, and experience in several senior leadership positions in the automotive and transportation industries, including at Lear Corporation and Federal Mogul Holdings Corporation. Extensive experience as a director of public companies, including at Garrett Motion Inc., Icahn Enterprises, Motorola Mobility, Navistar International, Hertz Global Holdings and CVR Energy.
CEO and President
Edward T. Hightower
Edward has over 30 years of experience serving in new product development, engineering, strategy, and senior executive roles in the global automotive industry between Ford, BMW, and GM. In 2022, he co-led the turnaround of Lordstown, development of its partnership with Foxconn, and launch of its first vehicle, the Endurance. Hightower also drove operational improvements at automotive businesses around the world as a consultant for AlixPartners, LLP and Motoring Ventures LLC.  He also serves on the boards of Tritium Charging and HEVO Power. 
David T. Hamamoto

Mr. Hamamoto has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DiamondPeak from inception and is the Founder of Diamond Head Partners, LLC which he established in 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice Chairman of Colony NorthStar (now Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE:CLNY)), a real estate and investment management firm, from January 2017 through January 2018. The NorthStar companies, which he founded, were sold to Colony Capital in January 2017. Prior to the sale, Mr. Hamamoto was Executive Chairman of NorthStar Asset Management Group (NYSE:NSAM) (“NSAM”) since 2015, having previously served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2014 until 2015. Mr. Hamamoto was the Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF)(“NRF”), a real estate investment trust, from 2007 to January 2017 and served as one of its directors from 2003 to January 2017. Mr. Hamamoto previously served as NRF’s Chief Executive Officer from 2004 until 2015 and President from 2004 until 2011. Mr. Hamamoto was Chairman of the board of directors of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. from 2015 to January 2017. In 1997, Mr. Hamamoto co-founded NorthStar Capital Investment Corp., the predecessor to NorthStar Realty Finance, for which he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until 2004. Prior to NorthStar, Mr. Hamamoto was a partner and co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. During Mr. Hamamoto’s tenure at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he initiated the firm’s effort to build a real estate principal investment business under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Hamamoto received a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Independent Director
Lead Director
Keith Feldman

Mr. Feldman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NYSE: NRE), a NYSE listed REIT focused on European commercial real estate properties from May 2017, through the acquisition by AXA Investment Managers- Real Assets, in September 2019. Mr. Feldman served as a managing director of Colony Capital, Inc., from January 2017 to October 2019 and served as a managing director of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc., a predecessor company of Colony Capital, Inc. from July 2014 to January 2017, as a managing director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from January 2014 to July 2014 and as a director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from January 2012 to December 2013. In each of these roles, Mr. Feldman’s responsibilities included capital markets, corporate finance, and investor relations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Feldman held various financial positions at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and KPMG LLP. Mr. Feldman received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Binghamton University. Mr. Feldman is a CFA charterholder and a CPA.

Independent Director
Jane Reiss

Ms. Reiss has served on Lordstown’s board of directors since February 2020. Ms. Reiss is a leading member of New York City’s advertising and marketing industry. Recently, Ms. Reiss served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Brand Experience Officer of Grey, one of the world’s largest global advertising networks. Prior to joining Grey, Ms. Reiss served in the Administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg as Chief Marketing Officer of the City of New York. Ms. Reiss worked with a variety of international companies while leading marketing and partnerships at NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York. Before joining NYC & Company, Ms. Reiss served as Managing Director & Partner at Margeotes Fertitta, where she specialized in leading retail-driven businesses.

Independent Director
Dale Spencer

Mr. Spencer has served on Lordstown’s board of directors since February 2020. Mr. Spencer is the former Vice President of Automotive Maintenance and Engineering at United Parcel Service (UPS). As Vice President, Mr. Spencer led one of the largest and most dynamic fleets in North America with responsibilities for fleet duty cycles, maintenance and innovation. Mr. Spencer formerly served as a technical advisor on the Board of Directors of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. He also serves as a consultant with multiple companies throughout the automotive industry.

Independent Director
Angela Strand

A10+ years of executive and advisory experience working with fleets, OEMs, utilities, financing and infrastructure solutions providers to launch and deploy electric trucks. RIDE Director since 2020 and lead independent director since April 2021. Holder of seven issued patents. Managing Director of Strand Strategy, an advisory firm specializing in tech, business strategy and organization.

Independent Director
Laura Soave

Laura Soave is the chief brand officer of CrossCountry Mortgage. A native of Detroit, Ms. Soave most recently was executive vice president, marketing and merchandising, for Icahn Automotive Group, where she directed the repositioning of the iconic Pep Boys brand and oversaw marketing activities for the company’s Auto Plus, Precision Tune Auto Care and AAMCO Total Auto Care businesses. She previously had been senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Federal-Mogul Corporation, Southfield, Mich., one of the world’s premier manufacturers of vehicle components. Soave began her career in 1997 with Ford Motor Company, where she directed development of the corporate brand platform and repositioning of the Mercury brand. In 2006, she was appointed general manager of marketing for Volkswagen of America, and in 2010 was selected by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler Group, LLC, to be vice president and CEO of the FIAT brand, North America.

She serves on the corporate board of K&N Engineering, a global manufacturer of automotive performance filtration products and also is a member of the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors.

Ms. Soave earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Walsh College, Troy, Mich., and an MBA from University of Detroit Mercy.

Independent Director
Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. is currently the majority owner, Chairman and CEO of TAG Holdings, LLC which owns several manufacturing, service and technology-based companies currently based in North America. Over the course of its history, TAG Holdings has engaged in 15 acquisitions and joint ventures located in North America, Korea, and China.

Mr. Anderson began his business career with General Motors at Pontiac Motor Division. After several manufacturing assignments, he was named Plant Manager of the Pressed Metal and Plating Operations, Pontiac Motor Division. After three years as a plant manager, Mr. Anderson held several staff assignments until he was appointed Director of the Exterior Systems Business Unit, Inland Fisher Guide Division of General Motors Corporation. He was later appointed General Director, Body Hardware Business Unit, Inland Fisher Guide Division, General Motors Corporation, a business unit with 7,000 employees and revenue of $1 billion. After 13 years of service, Mr. Anderson resigned from General Motors to become President and Chief Executive Officer of a privately held company, Composite Energy Management Systems, Incorporated (CEMSI). He later acquired controlling interest in another privately held entity, Chivas Products Limited, which manufactured interior trim products and lighting assemblies principally for the automotive industry.

During his military career, Mr. Anderson commanded troops as an infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division and served two tours of duty with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. In addition to troop command, Mr. Anderson served as aide-de-camp to two general officers, and he also was an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Mr. Anderson’s military awards include two silver stars, five bronze stars, three Army Commendation Medals, and eleven Air Medals. Mr. Anderson resigned his commission after 13 years of service and early selection for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel.

Mr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Business Leaders for Michigan; Board of Directors of Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA); Wynnchurch Capital Advisory Board and Modular Assembly Innovations Board of Managers.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math and Engineering. He subsequently received two master’s degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. In May 2016, he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy at West Point, honoring him for his lifetime of achievement.

Independent Director

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