This 6-hour workshop will include tips and strategies for navigating your way into the new and fast-growing legal marijuana industry, whether you are interested in working for others or want to participate as an investor or owner.
Bob Mayerson is a senior Executive with Patriot Care and its
parent company Columbia Care, and has worked for both companies for over 5
years. Bob is one of the founders of
Patriot Care, which operates 3 medical marijuana dispensaries in Greenfield,
Lowell and Boston and a cultivation/manufacturing facility in Lowell. Prior to that, Bob had more than 30 years of
domestic and international experience increasing enterprise productivity in
consumer products, retail and other industries.
Bob previously served as an executive with PepsiCo, as Treasurer of Staples
and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Mountain Sports. Bob has a BA from Hampshire College and an
MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Dennis Kunian has worked for Patriot Care and its parent
company Columbia Care for 5 years in the area of Community and Government
Relations. Dennis has over 40 years of
experience in the advertising/marketing business representing Fortune 500
companies such as UPS, Target and others.
Since 1996, Dennis has specialized in crisis PR for both private and
public companies including UPS, Tyco and various branches of the military. Dennis has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan and a
Masters in Communications from Boston University. Dennis has maintained his military
affiliation since 1966.
Daniel J. Delaney is the founder
and principal of the Delaney Policy Group, specializing in public health,
health care, community development and grass-roots/grass-tips advocacy and
strategic engagement. Prior to
launching his own firm, Daniel served for 5 years at the Massachusetts
Department of Public Health in the roles of Director of Strategic Planning and Director
of Intergovernmental Relations and Legislative where he oversaw legislative
affairs and strategic policy development. He also held key positions on the Joint
Committee on Public Health as research director and chief of staff, as well as
director of multicultural health policy at Health Care for All. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in political
science and a certificate in Afro-American Studies from Princeton
University. He has a Master of Arts
Degree in Politics from the New School of Social Research as well as a Master’s
Degree from the Department of Government at Harvard University.