Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabusiness experts by Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times and many others. He’s also been seen in on-air interviews ranging from CNBC to HuffPost Live. Chris served as Founding Editor for Marijuana Business Media during our launch in 2011, and now leads the entire editorial team here. Previously, he had more than a decade of professional experience as a business reporter and editor at daily newspapers. He has an MBA from Regis University.
A Colorado-based journalist, John has focused on state politics for most of his career, which included covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2012, he covered the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana for The Colorado Springs Gazette. As then-video editor for The Gazette, he was on hand for the first-ever legal recreational marijuana sale in Denver on Jan. 1, 2014.
Omar has been a professional journalist since 1998, covering everything from international business and Wall Street to politics and religion. His stories have appeared in Newsweek International, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today and other major outlets. Omar graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1998, and prior to that he was a Bosnian diplomat. He is based in Boston.
Becky spent the first part of her career in Big 4 public accounting and Fortune 500 financial services. In her capacities as accountant, IT compliance analyst, and data analytics auditor, she played key roles in the development of best-in-class compliance and analytics functions. She has a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado and is certified as a CPA and CISA.
George joined Marijuana Business Media with over 20 years’ experience launching B2B events and publications, driving industry education, expanding retail markets, and forging communities. Formerly the founder and president of World Tea News and the World Tea Expo, George now brings his proven track record to the marijuana industry.
Based in the Denver area, Cassandra is the co-founder and former publisher of Marijuana Business Media. She now oversees finance, technology and operations for the company. Previously a vice president at Citi, she earned her MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.