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We Stand With You – A Message From Our President & CEO, Greg Lehmkuhl

June 04, 2020


It’s common to hear us talk about Lineage as a family. Like a family, we come together to celebrate our successes. We come together to give back to the communities in which we live and work. And like a family, we come together when our hearts are broken, when we are in pain and when we need to see light through the darkness.

The events that have unfolded over the last week in Minneapolis and across the United States have been difficult for me to process. While the vast majority of protests have been peaceful and an admirable display of making our voices heard, the violent, destructive and opportunistic riots have shown such ugliness and greed. Our country, with its fervent ideals of freedom and equality, is almost unrecognizable. But the shock and the fear of what is happening is certainly overshadowed by why it is happening.

The truth is, the freedom and equality we as Americans hold in such high esteem is not the reality for so many. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the latest victims in a long and horrific series of events that prove systemic racism continues to plague our country.

We stand in solidarity with those in our company, in our country and beyond who are rightfully angry that human rights are afforded so unequally, who are saddened that such serious injustices exist and who are calling for immediate change.