Stormy Simon

Stormy Simon

Former President, Overstock.com Stormy joined Overstock.com in 2001 during the formative years of e-commerce, when the company’s revenue was less than $20M and employees numbered under 100. In the beginning, Stormy developed PR in-house, the Books, Music & Movie store, ran the warehouse, and many other processes, positions and departments. She was promoted to VP of Branding in 2004 after writing and producing the iconic “Discover the Secret of the Big O” campaign which contributed to Overstock becoming a household name. She became an SVP in 2007, and oversaw many departments, including Customer Care, Partner Care, Supply Chain, and all marketing divisions, culminating with her becoming president of the company in 2014 with approximately 1600 employees. Stormy is an established e-commerce innovator, pioneer, as well as a proven business leader. In summer 2016, she stepped down as President of Overstock to explore the emerging American cannabis industry. During her tenure, Overstock became an top 25 e-tailer by traffic and grew to nearly $2B in revenue. Under Stormy’s leadership, Overstock was recognized by numerous associations; 4 consecutive years for Mobile Web Awards, and others for customer care including ranking in the top 4 AMEX/NRF Customer choice awards for the final 6 years the honor was given. Stormy was also personally recognized as a Customer Champion by Gartner 1to1 Media. In 2014 the company was named to Forbes’ list of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies”. Stormy was named a Power Player by the NRF’s 2016 The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and awarded Top Innovator by Utah Women in Tech awards in 2015. She’s dedicated time to local non-profit boards,...
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...
Wanda L. James

Wanda L. James

CEO, Simply Pure Dispensary Ms. James is the CEO of Simply Pure Dispensary and the managing partner at the Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI), a marketing and consulting firm that specializes in public relations, regulation and political outreach. surrounding the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis. Ms. James is a leading advocate in the cannabis industry. She and her husband were the first African Americans licensed to own a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado, and the cutting edge cannabis edible company, Simply Pure, which is now a recreational and medical dispensary. Wanda’s political, professional and financial work on cannabis reform has led to her being named the 2010 Marijuana Advocate of the Year by Westword Magazine and has featured her in numerous national and international shows including: Smile Jamaica, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning Holiday Special, “Eat, Drink and be Merry” and on CNBC’s Marijuana USA. Ms. James past clients have included Jared Polis for Congress in Colorado’s CD2 and Lt. Colonel Jay Fawcett for Congress in Colorado’s CD5.  In 2008, Ms. James was appointed to President Obama’s National Finance Committee and became one of the largest bundlers of donations for President Barack Obama in Colorado. Prior to starting her own venture, Wanda was the Corporate Director of Marketing at Southern California Presbyterian Homes and the Southwest Regional Sales Director for two Fortune 100 companies, Unum Insurance and Avery Dennison. Wanda graduated from the University of Colorado in 1986. Upon graduation, she was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy.  Her position in Naval Integrated Underwater Surveillance (IUSS) transferred her to Virginia Beach, Bermuda and New...
Chanda Macias

Chanda Macias

Owner of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC) and Medical Marijuana Consultant in Washington D.C Chanda Macias, PhD, MBA is the Owner of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC) and Medical Marijuana Consultant in Washington D.C. NHHC is a patient advocated company dedicated to providing individuals with debilitating medical conditions, and specific illnesses with alternative allopathic medicine.  NHHC provides patient education and support, medical marijuana, and medical marijuana infused products to patients in compliance with the DC Department of...
Charlie Rutherford

Charlie Rutherford

Business Development Director, Boveda Charlie’s story is what informs all Boveda’s work in cannabis. 3 years ago, he was struck by a careless driver on his motorcycle and although he walks with the grace of a ballerina, he lost his left foot. To alleviate his phantom limb pain enough to sleep, he wasn’t willing to continue taking more and more opiates. In skeptical desperation, he tried cannabis and since then, became a believer and a MN patient. It’s that passion for the industry and belief if cannabis that fuels Boveda’s work in cannabis. We continue developing new products to make cannabis curing, storage and merchandising safer and easier, while increasing the quality of cannabis and eliminating money lost to evaporation. As the only 2-way humidity control in the world, we feel it’s on us to research how different levels of humidity effect the efficacy of flower. The world is moving towards packaging all flower with Boveda as Native Roots, Marley Naturals and a number of other large upcoming announcements make clear. Moisture control is a critical component of safety and quality and Boveda as the expert and Charlie as the face is a great option for a talk on a subject everyone would agree is important – extending the shelf life of cannabis while in perfect...