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Work in Cannabis: Live Q&A
December 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us for a live Q&A based solely on finding your “in” to the cannabis industry. This quick, 20-minute session will allow attendees to ask questions directly to industry experts about navigating an entry into the industry. Learn more about this session’s moderators below:
Kurt Kaufmann is the Director of Strategic Accounts at Chicago-based Seed Talent, a premier cannabis staffing and education firm. He joins Seed Talent after a successful career with Green Thumb Industries, and his broad set of experiences include managing tens of millions of dollars in wholesale sales, developing a compliant system for the transition from a medical-only market to one of the most robust adult-use programs in the country, launching GTI’s nationally-recognized internship program, leading the formation a data-driven customer service department, and spearheading GTI’s effort on corporate product and cannabis training.
Moderator: Amor Montes de Oca
As the very first Executive Director of Illinois Women in Cannabis, Amor leads a vibrant community of women interested in working in the Illinois’ nascent regulated cannabis industry. IWC champions women with diverse backgrounds, entrepreneurial spirits, and innovative ideas, and so does Amor. As the former Director of Strategic Initiatives for 2112, Chicago’s first incubator for creative industries, she focused on creating meaningful programming, raising capital, and developing advanced professional development initiatives. Within Illinois’ burgeoning cannabis industry, Amor sees vast opportunity to use her experience in order to create more equitable economic opportunities, drive innovation, and encourage entrepreneurial initiatives.