New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association taps three industry leaders to serve on leadership team
Trenton, New Jersey – The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA) recently welcomed three new Members to its Board of Trustees. Shanita Penny, Founder & CEO of Budding Solutions LLC. and Board Member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association; Kris Krane, the President of 4front Ventures; and Patrick Witcher, President of Buddy Boy Brands and CCO of Mjardin Group are the latest editions to the diverse group of marijuana industry leaders, experts, and advocates who lead the New Jersey’s largest nonprofit trade association dedicated to the legal cannabis industry.
“Shanita Penny is a successful business owner, an expert in cannabis business management consulting and a dedicated, passionate advocate for the reform of marijuana laws. Kris Krane is a well-known and highly regarded industry expert, entrepreneur and business consultant who is helping to grow and improve the legal cannabis industry through implementation of professional standards. Patrick Witcher, a decorated United States Air Force veteran with over 20 years of local and federal law enforcement experience, is an industry business executive and a compliance and security expert,” said Dara Servis, Co-founder and Executive Director of NJCIA.
“Shanita, Kris and Patrick bring a incredible amount of industry experience and expertise to the NJCIA’s Board of Trustees. Their leadership will be invaluable to our Association, as we continue to lead the effort to establish a well regulated, economically viable, legal cannabis industry here in New Jersey,” added Hugh O’Beirne, NJCIA President.
Shanita, Kris and Patrick join other industry leaders, business owners and professionals from New Jersey and throughout the country who serve on the NJCIA’s Board of Trustees. Other NJCIA board members include, Chris Beals, Vice President of Weedmaps, William Caruso, Managing Partner, Archer Public Affairs, Kelley Crosson, Senior Development Officer, Marijuana Policy Project, Victor Herlinsky, Jr., Member, Sills Cummis & Gross, Paul Josephson, Partner, Duane Morris, Rev. Calvin McKinney, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey at Garfield, Beth Stavola, COO, MPX Bioceutical Corporation, Julie Winter, Founding Partner and COO, CBD for Life, and Trent Woloveck, President, TGS National.
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The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association is the state’s largest nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis.
NJCIA’s mission is to promote sensible policy, responsible development, and growth of a legalized cannabis-based economy. The NJCIA strives to be the industry leader for all sectors including: industrial hemp, biotechnology, cultivation, manufacturing, finance, retail, security, and consulting services. Further information about the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association can be found at www.NewJerseyCIA.org