FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shawna McGregor, The Rosen Group
DENVER (August 19, 2015) – Good Chemistry, one of Denver’s leading medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, has appointed Meg Collins as the Vice President of Public Affairs. Collins joined Good Chemistry in March 2015 as the Vice President of Business Development. In her new role, Collins will oversee policy development and governmental affairs for Good Chemistry as well as lead communication efforts in those areas, including expansion into emerging markets.
“Meg is known for her ability to deal with complex regulations and legislative proposals to achieve sound policies and interact politically at all governmental levels,” said Matt Huron, CEO, Good Chemistry. “She is the ideal person to lead our public affairs and communications team and expand our growing business in an industry that faces a challenging legal and regulatory environment and the need to change public perceptions surrounding cannabis.”
Collins joins Good Chemistry with over 30 years’ experience in public policy and strategic communication on a state and federal level. Prior to joining Good Chemistry, Collins was the Executive Director of the Cannabis Business Alliance where she helped members navigate through the complex legislation and regulations that came with the implementation of Amendment 64.
Before her work in the cannabis industry, Collins was the first woman to become president of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) where she was the voice for the association in a controversial overhaul of the state’s oil and gas regulations. Prior to that, Collins led the livestock industry’s response to the rules adopted due to the passage of Amendment 14 in Colorado, which imposed a strict regulatory regime on hog producers. For the Colorado Livestock Association, she implemented a government affairs program that focused on the implementation of reasonable, science-based air and water quality regulations for the state’s livestock operations.
Collins served on Colorado’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (PPAB) for 10 years, four of them as board chair. She was a founder of Colorado’s Women in Energy (WIE) organization and serves on the board of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Collins received certified training in facilitation and mediation from CDR Associates and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation. A resident of Boulder, Collins enjoys reading histories, mysteries and thrillers and her dogs.
Collins noted that: “My extensive background in government affairs, policy development and communications strategies will help Good Chemistry navigate the politics and regulations in emerging cannabis markets. It is an exhilarating time to be in the cannabis industry, and I am looking forward to working with the unbelievable leadership team Good Chemistry has assembled.”
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at 917-971-7852 or firstname.lastname@example.org