CIP Board of Directors
  • Kenneth Lehman

    Kenneth Lehman managing partner of KKP Group LLC

Kenneth Lehman is the managing partner of KKP Group LLC, a family office for the Lehman Family Group, and chairman of Winning Workplaces, a not-for-profit which is helping organizations become great places to work. Both the KKP Group and Winning Workplaces are located in Evanston, Illinois.

Before organizing the Lehman Family Office, Ken was co-chairman of Fel-Pro Incorporated, a family owned and managed Skokie, Illinois based automotive component part manufacturer. Fel-Pro was nationally known for family friendly benefits and harmonious labor-management programs and policies, and was consistently ranked as one of the top 10 companies to work for in America by Fortune and Working Mother magazines. Fel-Pro was sold in 1998.

Ken served in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966-1968 as a volunteer in Guatemala. From 1968-1971, he served as a staff member in the Latin America Bureau in Washington, DC.

He has served on several corporate boards as a director and/or advisor. His current civic board involvements include CARE U.S.A./CARE Action Network, Chicago Public Radio (Lifetime Honorary Member), Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, and the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

Previously, Ken served as vice chair of CARE International, board member and committee chair of Public Radio International, trustee of the University of Chicago Medical Center, vice chair of the NPR Foundation, founding chair of the Evanston Community Foundation, and board member and officer of the Evanston United Way. He has served in a variety of other civic capacities.

During his time at Fel-Pro, Ken served in several leadership positions in the automotive industry and was named the Automotive Person of the Year by Jobber Retailer Magazine. He has also been recognized by civic and educational organizations. Honors include the Distinguished Executive Award from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, the "Good Guy" award from the National Women's Political Caucus, and the Alumni Merit award from Northwestern University. Ken was chosen as a "Peace Corps Social Entrepreneur" by the Skoll Foundation, and was named a Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures.

He received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, and his MA from Northwestern University.