Trulieve promotes and appoints Eric Powers to chief legal officer Ronda Sheffield to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Zachary Kobrin to the General Counsel, Aaron Lopez to the Director of Government Affairs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTC: TCNNF) ("Trulieve" or the "Company"), a leading and top performing cannabis company in The United States, announced today the promotion of Eric Powers to the Chief Legal Officer and the appointments of Ronda Sheffield to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Zachary Kobrin to the General Counsel and Aaron Lopez to the director of government affairs effective March 15, 2021. Expanding Trulieve's legal, human resources and government affairs practice will help the company grow more effectively.
"Eric's leadership of our legal team has been instrumental in the continued success of Trulieve. With Ronda, Zack and Aaron we are ideally positioned to advance and support Trulieve's growth initiatives and implement our national expansion strategy as one of the largest and most successful trusted cannabis brands" said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. "I look forward to working with our experienced and proven leadership team as we continue to deliver the high quality cannabis products and exceptional customer service that Trulieve is known for."
For the past two years Eric Powers was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Trulieve, leading the legal team and supporting Trulieve's national expansion. As CLO, Powers will be strategically focused on relocating Trulieve for national expansion. He has more than 25 years of extensive legal experience in his internal and private practice in corporate and tax law. Prior to joining Trulieve, Powers was Vice President and Corporate Secretary for a>$ 1 billion Revenue listed insurance company.
For more than 20 years as a human resources manager Ronda Sheffield brings extensive experience in leading organizational transformations. Most recently, Sheffield served as ModWash's chief human resources officer in senior HR positions for top companies including Lowes Home Improvement, Sprint Wireless, Starbucks Coffee Company and Walmart Stores, where she held the HR functions for both the corporate and retail departments directed. She is particularly qualified and experienced in the areas of organizational development, diversity and inclusion, coaching and leadership development, human resources, labor law, talent management, succession planning and employee relationships. Sheffield is a member of the USA CHRO Executive Committee and SHRM Atlanta.
Zack Kobrin was a partner at Akerman LLP where he was a leader in the company's nationally recognized cannabis practice group. Prior to Akerman, Zack was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a multi-state cannabis company and is recognized as an expert on cannabis and hemp law matters. In his previous role, Kobrin advised a number of companies on corporate, business development and start-up issues, as well as legal, regulatory and compliance issues in the cannabis and hemp industries The United States and emerging international markets. He also advised clients on the development of federal and state public policy issues, as well as banking and insurance issues that affect the cannabis and hemp industries. Among his numerous honors and awards, Kobrin was named by the Florida Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee Florida Commissioner for Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he is co-chair.
Aaron Lopez joins Trulieve as first director of government affairs. Prior to joining Trulieve, Lopez was the founder of Political Capital LLC, which has worked with leading clients in a variety of industries to provide insight and a voice into the legislative and political processes at international, federal and state levels. He has served as head of government in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, hospitality, oil and gas, and financial services. For the past five years, Lopez has worked with government agencies and lawmakers Virginia and West Virginia on the creation of medical cannabis laws.
Trulieve is primarily a vertically integrated seed-to-sale company in the United States and the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in the United States State of Florida. Trulieve cultivates and manufactures all of its products in-house and sells these products to Trulieve branded stores (pharmacies) throughout the region State of Floridaas well as directly to patients via home delivery. Trulieve is also a licensed operator in California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Trulieve is listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the symbol TRUL and trades on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol TCNNF.
To learn more about Trulieve visit www.Trulieve.com.
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