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INDUSTRY PLAYERS New Hires & Promotions by Omar Sacirbey
Shimpa Appointed CEO
at Vireo Health of Minnesota
Minneapolis-based Vireo Health of Minnesota
announced that Amber Shimpa was appointed CEO
of the physician-founded medical marijuana firm.
Shimpa joined Vireo in January 2015, becoming
the firm's first chief financial officer, a post that
she held for five years before serving as chief
administrative officer and director as well as
president and director.
Before joining Vireo, Shimpa spent nearly 11
Amber
Shimpa
years at Stearns Bank, an independent financial
holding company where she was vice president,
plus another five years as assistant vice president
at The Marshall Group, a special markets account
management and marketing firm headquartered in
Minnesota.
Since 2019, she has been a member of the
National Association of Corporate Directors.
Former CEO Jonathan
Sandelman will transition to
executive chair of the board of
directors, according to a news
release.
Goubert joined Ayr Wellness from
retailer Neiman Marcus Group,
where he served as president and
chief customer officer.
He also spent 20 years at LVMH,
owner of the Louis Vuitton brand,
most recently serving as senior vice
president of the Starboard Cruise
Services subsidiary.
David
Goubert
Ayr Wellness Promotes
David Goubert to CEO
Vertically integrated multistate
cannabis operator Ayr Wellness
announced that company President
David Goubert has assumed
the role of president and chief
executive officer.
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MariMed Appoints CEO
and Board Chair
Massachusetts-based marijuana
multistate operator MariMed
appointed Jon Levine as
permanent chief executive officer
and Edward Gildea as chair of the
board of directors.
Levine was installed as interim
CEO in December, after the death
of longtime chief executive and
industry veteran Robert Fireman.
According to a news release,
Gildea has been an independent
director since 2013.
Executive Director Departs
Marijuana Advocacy Group
Erik Altieri, who has served as
executive director of NORML since
November 2016, announced his
departure from the Washington DCbased
marijuana advocacy
organization.
He is stepping down from
the position " to pursue projects
outside of the marijuana policy
reform space, " according to a
news release.
NORML Treasurer Randy Quast,
who serves on the group's board
of directors, will take the role of
acting executive director while a
committee searches for Altieri's
replacement.
Altieri first started working with
NORML in 2007 as an intern and
later served as communications
director.
https://norml.org/blog/2023/03/07/norml-executive-director-erik-altieri-stepping-down-from-leadership-position/ https://norml.org/blog/2023/03/07/norml-executive-director-erik-altieri-stepping-down-from-leadership-position/ https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/02/28/2617743/0/en/MariMed-Board-of-Directors-Appoints-Edward-Gildea-as-Chairman-and-Jon-Levine-as-Chief-Executive-Officer.html https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/02/28/2617743/0/en/MariMed-Board-of-Directors-Appoints-Edward-Gildea-as-Chairman-and-Jon-Levine-as-Chief-Executive-Officer.html https://mjbizdaily.com/cannabis-mso-marimed-appoints-jon-levine-as-interim-ceo/ https://mjbizdaily.com/cannabis-mso-marimed-appoints-jon-levine-as-interim-ceo/ https://mjbizdaily.com/robert-fireman-veteran-marijuana-industry-executive-with-marimed-dies/

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