Key Marijuana Executive Changes You Should Know About: Award-Winning TV Personality Joins MMJ Start-Up & More News

As the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference returns to Miami (April 11-12), gathering top CEOs, investors and leaders in the cannabis industry, let's scroll through the latest leadership changes within the space.

Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality Joins Cannformatics' Advisory Board

Cannformatics recently announced that Emmy Award-winning TV personality, medical cannabis advocate and entrepreneur Montel Williams has joined its advisory board.

Williams agreed to serve as a media and cannabis industry advisor to the company as it works to complete the final phase of research prior to launching its first commercial service for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

"Montel is joining the board at a perfect time as we prepare for the launch of our first commercial platform," Dr. Itzhak Kurek, Cannformatics CEO and co-founder said. "We look forward to his advice and counsel as we ramp up outreach to patients, physicians, and the medical cannabis industry."

Cannformatics is an early-stage biotechnology start-up focused on personalizing medical cannabis treatment through the identification and application of saliva-based Cannabis-Responsive biomarkers.

MariMed Boosts Leadership Team With Two New Additions

MariMed, Inc. MRMD MRMD recently tapped two highly accomplished executives to help drive retail and wholesale revenues and product innovations to meet the needs of today's cannabis consumers.

Matt Truppo joined the company as vice president of retail sales. He will be responsible for maximizing the revenue and profitability of all MariMed-owned and managed dispensaries.

"Both of these highly experienced executives join the Company at a critical and exciting time," said Jon Levine, MariMed Interim CEO and president.

Truppo brings extensive senior-level retail operations experience, including serving as vice president of retail in Pennsylvania and Illinois for cannabis operator AYR Wellness Inc. AYR AYRWF as well as working for retailers including Banana Republic, Helly Hansen and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Jay O'Malley agreed to serve as the company as vice president of marketing and research & development.

In his new role, he will drive strategies to increase the purchase of MariMed's award-winning products through the wholesale channel. O'Malley spent two decades at the Boston Beer Company, where he most recently served as director of spirits commercial operations.

TGOD Strengthens Board Of Directors With New Addition

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. TGOD TGODF announced that Bassam Alghanim opted to join its board of directors to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tony Moschella.

Alghanim is a seasoned investor, businessman and banker with a four decades-long career.

Alghanim managed and expanded Alghanim Industries in the 1980s and 1990s. He also led the acquisition of a controlling stake in Gulf Bank.

"We are very excited to welcome Mr. Alghanim to the Board and look forward to benefiting from his extensive knowledge and experience as we continue to grow the Company," Matt Milich, the company's CEO said.

urban-gro Names New COO

urban-gro, Inc. UGRO recently tapped JT Archer to serve as chief operating officer.

Previously the company's executive VP of business operations, Archer also served in numerous operations and sales roles, including most recently, VP of construction and market development for 4Front Ventures Corp. FFNT FFNTF.

"Since joining urban-gro in February of 2022, JT has worked on framing the go-to-market strategy for our design-build offering, improving our customer experience, and driving our growing team to consistently add value to our client's projects," said Bradley Nattrass, the company's chairman and CEO.

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