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People Mover: Hirings, Promotions and More, 10/18/20

By Alex Halperin Oct 18, 2020
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Alex Halperin is the founder, editor and publisher of WeedWeek. Before he started covering marijuana legalization in 2014 he reported on topics such as fracking, health care, technology a...
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Alex Halperin is the founder, editor and publisher of WeedWeek. Before he started covering marijuana legalization in 2014 he reported on topics such as fracking, health care, technology and finance. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, Fast Company, Quartz, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, The New Yorker and many other publications. His first book, The Cannabis Dictionary, was published in March. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Welcome to WeedWeek’s People Mover, where we follow hirings, departures, promotions and other key personnel changes in the cannabis world.

Email hello@weedweek.net with the subject line People Mover to submit an item. Entries are due by noon, PT on Fridays.

This week:

  • Testing lab Cannasafe announced four executive hires: Todd Geller, formerly of LeafLogix, has joined as VP of business development; Matthew McCormack is the company’s new CFO; Keith Wheatson, Ph.D. has joined as SVP, Mergers and Acquisitions and Aaron Stancik, Ph.D. is the new VP of science.
  • Excelsior College, which recently launched a graduate certificate in cannabis control program named 13 high profile figures to it Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee. They are:  Tessa Adams (CA), Head of Marketing, MOXIE; Solonje Burnett (NY), Founder, Humble Bloom; Paul Coble (AZ), Founder & CEO, Thalo; Robert Hunt (CA), Founder & Managing Member, Linnaea Holdings; Tahir Johnson (MD) Membership Manager & DEI Manager, National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA); Kris Krane (IL), President, 4Front Ventures; Marion McNabb (NC), President, Cannabis Center of Excellence; Amanda Ostrowitz (IL), Senior Vice President & Founder of CannaRegs (now part of Fyllo); Ashley Picillo (CO), Founder, Point 7 Group; Amanda Reiman (CA ), VP of Community Development, Flow Kana; Kathryn Reiter (CA), Compliance Manager, Natura Life + Science; Dylan Shropshire (HI), Founder & COO, Big Island Grown; Danniel Swatosh (NY) Founder, Humble Bloom.
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