Lipscomb taps director of new center

Hannah Stolze

The Lipscomb University College of Business has appointed supply chain academician and U.S. Army veteran Hannah Stolze as director of its Center for Transformative Sales and Supply Chain Leadership and as associate professor of supply chain management.

Previously, Stolze was executive director of the Center for Faith and Innovation and associate professor of marketing and supply chain management at Wheaton College, according to a release. While there, Stolze was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and carried out her grant at the Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia from January to March of last year.

In addition, Stolze served as assistant professor of marketing and supply chain management at Florida State University from 2012-15. From 2016-18, she worked as a research affiliate at the University of Arkansas Supply Chain Excellence Center, housed in the Sam Walton School of Business, focusing on women and diversity in logistics research.

Stolze also currently serves as founder and president of Wisdom-Based Business LLC, a business strategy audit and consulting services firm. Also, and since 2009, she has worked as a marketing and supply chain strategy consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, BNSF Railroad and Frito-Law, among others. In addition, she was responsible for global purchasing relationships and managed distribution coordination at JumboSack Corp.

A St. Louis native, Stolze served as a specialist in the U.S. Army from 1999 to 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both international political economics and Chinese from Carthage College; an MBA degree from Lindenwood University, a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Wheaton; and a Ph.D. degree in business administration-logistics from the University of Tennessee. She received training as a Mandarin linguist.

“Dr. Stolze brings a tremendous amount of real-world supply chain and logistics experience to build on our already strong foundation in supply chain and logistics education at Lipscomb University,” Dr. Ray Eldridge, LU College of Business dean, said in the release. “Her international experience, connections and vision for preparing our students to be leaders in the vitally important supply chain industry provides our students an exceptional and unique resource that will prepare our students at the highest level.”

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