Green Thumb Appoints New Board Member, 4 Executive Leadership Positions

Green Thumb Appoints New Board Member, 4 Executive Leadership Positions
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<![CDATA[Green Thumb Industries announced Dec. 13 that the cannabis company will appoint Dawn Wilson Barnes to its board of directors and make four executive leadership position promotions effective on Jan. 1, 2023. Barnes, the founder and president of Atlanta-based financial services firm Aurora Bay Capital, will join GTI’s board as an independent director and member of the company’s Audit Committee. The announcement comes after three former board members—William Gruver, Glen Senk and Dorri McWhorter—resigned in October over a disagreement as to the company’s policies and practices related to personal misconduct. RELATED: Green Thumb Industries Announces Changes to Board of Directors When GTI announced those resignations, the Chicago-based multistate operator also announced Richard Drexler and Jeff Goldman would be joining the board at that time. Now, Barnes is lined up to fill the third vacancy left by those who resigned. In addition, GTI executive leadership team promotions include board member Anthony Georgiadis to president, Matt Faulkner to chief financial officer (CFO), Bret Kravitz to general counsel and secretary, and Rachel Albert to chief administrative officer. “These changes reflect the natural evolution of high-performing team members to positions of greater responsibility and demonstrate our conviction in the strength of our leadership,” Green Thumb founder, chairman and CEO Ben Kovler said in a press release. “I am especially pleased to recognize the pivotal role that Anthony Georgiadis has played over the last seven years,” Kovler said. “He continues to be an outstanding partner in leading the business, an excellent problem-solver, and a material value creator for shareholders. His deep understanding of the operations and financials, along with his proven leadership ability to empower the team to drive results, make him exceptionally suited for his new role of president. I am confident these moves set us up for long-term success as we progress in…

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