Mr. Samuel Sipes, Chair
President and CEO
Lutheran Services Florida
Samuel M. Sipes, LCSW, BCD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Services Florida.
Sipes joined LSF in September 2007.
As President and CEO, Sipes manages 1,300 employees who oversee more than 60 programs with an annual budget of more than $200 million.
Sipes has a background in leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, as well as experience in child welfare, social services and programs for senior citizens.
Prior to joining LSF, Sipes served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lutheran Social Services of the South in Austin, Texas, which became the largest provider of children's residential services in Texas with an annual operating budget of more than $100 million.
LSS's foster care program grew from serving 13 children to nearly 3,000 children during his tenure.