Michael F. Klipsch, Purdue University Trustee

President of Business Development and Chief Counsel, Klipsch Group, Inc.


Michael F. Klipsch was appointed to the Purdue University Board of Trustees by Governor Mike Pence on May 11, 2015. A Purdue alumnus, he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management in 1985. He also holds a J.D. with honors from Indiana University.

Klipsch is president of business development and chief counsel for Klipsch Group, Inc., where he manages the company’s global headphone business, strategic partnerships, manufacturing, and legal affairs. Klipsch is a third-generation family member of the internationally renowned audio company founded in 1946 by Paul Klipsch.

Since joining Klipsch Group in 1996, Klipsch has held a wide variety of executive positions beyond his role as legal counsel, including creating a global supply chain capability to manage sourcing and sales to more than 40 countries. Launching the Klipsch brand into the headphone market in 2007, he has helped position the company as one of today’s leading headphone manufacturers, building on the Indianapolis-based company’s legacy of excellence.

Prior to joining the Klipsch Group, he was a partner with the law firm of Bingham Summers Welsh and Spilman (now Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP), where his nine years of law practice focused on complex business transactions, debt/equity offerings, business reorganizations, and international law. Klipsch is actively involved in the community, volunteering in organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, and Carmel Dads’ Club in Carmel, Indiana.