Lee S. Hillman
Lee S. Hillman was elected to the Board of Directors in 2004. He brings to Lawson a career in management, consulting, accounting, finance including distribution expertise honed in several board positions and while the CEO of two specialty health and exercise equipment distributors.
Mr. Hillman has served as President of Liberation Advisory Group, a private management consulting firm, since 2003. In addition, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Performance Health Systems, a distributor of specialty health and exercise equipment since 2012, and its predecessor since 2009. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hillman served as Executive Chairman and CEO of Power Plate International and headed up the Company’s North American operations from 2004 through 2006. Previously, Mr. Hillman was CEO of Bally Total Fitness Corporation (Bally) from 1996 to 2002 where he was also Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Hillman currently serves as a member of the board of directors of HC2 Corporation and of Business Development Corporation of America (where he is also Chair of the Audit Committee) and the board of of Adelphia Recovery Trust. Previously he served on the Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation, Wyndham International, RCN Corporation (where he was Chairman) and Bally (where he was Chairman), Professional Diversity Network and Bally Total Fitness (where he was Chairman). Mr. Hillman’s previous experience in finance and accounting, capital markets, compensation planning and strategic development provides a broad ranging skill set to guide the Company.
Mr. Hillman has a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant.