Chief Financial Officer and Patient Advocate, ForwardGro, LLC
Gail Rand is a certified public accountant, serving as chief financial officer and patient advocate for ForwardGro, one of the fifteen companies given a pre-award to cultivate cannabis in Maryland.
As a former auditor and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and telecommunications companies, Rand has experience in finance, systems, and process improvement.
Rand first immersed herself in medical cannabis advocacy as a parent advocate on behalf of her son who suffers from epilepsy, autism, and ADHD. Since 2013, she played an integral role in helping to pass the medical cannabis legislation in Maryland. She has been passionately involved in the Maryland cannabis laws and regulations as a co-founder of StopTheSeizures.org. In 2015, she received the Courage Award given by Americans for Safe Access. Also in 2015, Rand joined the management team of ForwardGro, LLC, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Patient Advocate, as well as lead on the application for both Stage 1 and Stage 2. In her management role, Rand is committed to executing on ForwardGro’s mission to enhance the lives of patients through creating best of class medical cannabis.