Megan Rogers

Megan Rogers

Founder, Hallaway Three years ago Megan Rogers jumped into the cannabis industry with her best friend, and hasn’t looked back. Born in the Bronx, but coming to you fresh from a dispensary license win in Baltimore, she’s in this for the long haul as a member of Women Grow Baltimore’s...
Renee Gagnon

Renee Gagnon

CEO, Cannabis Centre Internsyional Inc. I’ve been fortunate to be at the beginning of several major trends or market creations. Throughout my career, detecting and then capitalizing on change has been my focus. I am a serial startup founder, I am skilled at survival, stress and team building. I have always been fortunate to find, retain and employ some of the best people in the sector. I am also both the first Transgender Publicly traded marijuana company CEO and the first female one. I used this insight to create a diverse workforce with strong female leadership across the organization. After exiting Thunderbird Biomedical Inc in Jan 2015 as founding CEO and Board member, I have chosen to focus on US based infrastructure and supply delivery for the Cannabis Industry. Founder / CEO – Thunderbird Biomedical Inc (now EMH.v) – Created the 5th licensed Federally sanctioned Medical Marijuana companies in Canada (and one of handful on planet). Built core team, created and executed on business plan and raised $3.7 M in funding and took company public ($25M Valuation at...
Ashley Heddy

Ashley Heddy

Regional Manager, BioTrackTHC’s Training and Support Services For years, Ashley Heddy has dedicated herself to the idea that the cannabis industry should be legal, transparent, and accessible to all. This has led her to amass an impressive track record of helping businesses operate and remain complaint. Ashley currently serves as one of the Regional Managers for BioTrackTHC’s Training and Support services and manages the company’s efforts throughout the West Coast. When she is not helping cannabis businesses thrive, she is spending time with her family. She enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and children(dogs) and is a proud military spouse. As a native Oklahoman, she is passionate about bringing the cannabis industry to patients without access to a more holistic form of medicine. She has been with BioTrackTHC since the launch of the Washington State Traceability System administered by the company on behalf of the WSLCB. She has lived in Washington since the launching of the state’s recreational program and has become an industry veteran herself throughout the program’s evolution. Ashley is a subject matter expert in cannabis tracking software and regulatory compliance. She provides a unique knowledge-base that can only be gained through the experience that comes from working with six different government tracking programs, mastering the regulatory landscape for 25 different states and four countries, and helping foster consultative relationships with over 1,800 cannabis business owners throughout the nation. Ashley’s unique perspective over the nationwide cannabis industry positions her as an authority in the space, with the ability to speak in depth in regards to various topics. These include but are not limited to regulatory compliance, operations...
Nicole Kennebeck

Nicole Kennebeck

Director of Retail Operations, Ajoya Nicole Kennebeck began working for Ajoya in December 2011. Formerly Compassionate Pain Management, Ajoya is transforming the cannabis experience by providing individualized care to help customers choose quality products and accessories that meet their needs and preferences. Kennebeck worked her way up through the organization and now serves as Ajoya’s Director of Retail Operations. In this position, she hires, trains and manages staff; develops and implements standard operating procedures to improve employee performance and retail sales; and manages social media and marketing, networking and public relations. Nicole combines her keen interest for the cannabis industry with knowledge and experience she’s gained from attending numerous leadership trainings. She is constantly looking for innovative and creative ways to inspire her staff, increase sales and give back to the community. Previously, Kennebeck worked for 15 years in the service industry, where she became an accomplished customer service representative and developed a passion for solution-based problem solving. Kennebeck holds an Associate of Fine Arts from McHenry County College as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies from Columbia...
Meg Sanders

Meg Sanders

CEO of MiNDFUL Meg Sanders, as CEO of Mindful, heads the largest woman-led cannabis company in America. Mindful is one of the most respected and most recognized cannabis producers and infused products manufacturers with medical and recreational dispensaries operating across the state of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Black Hawk, Denver, and Berthoud, and soon expanding with licenses to operate in Aurora, in the State of Illinois and more in the works. Meg is also a General Partner in Marimind Cannabis Engineering, a national and international cannabis consulting company providing a wide range of services within and around the cannabis industry throughout the United States. Mindful is engaged in an aggressive growth strategy and is on track to double production and distribution outlets over the next six months. Mindful’s driving philosophy is enshrined in the company name (courtesy of Meg’s creativity and brilliance), which is to be mindful of yourself, your co-workers, your community, the plant, and the patients and customers in everything we do. Meg continues to be a leader in the legal cannabis movement and industry and has been featured in media globally including 60 MInutes, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Le Monde, NPR, NBC, Der Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal,BBC, High Times, CBC and many more. She was a key part of the establishment of regulations for the legal marijuana industry in Colorado, having been the only industry representative appointed by Gov. Hickenlooper to be involved in their creation. She is a sought after resource to assist countries, states, counties, and municipalities a in forming their Medical Marijuana Programs. Meg has been with Mindful management since the...