Board of Directors welcomes two consumer-focused executives
TALLAHASEE, FL, Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Trulieve Cannabis Corp. ("Trulieve" or the "Company") (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF), a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, today announced the Company has broadened its management and oversight capabilities with the appointment of Susan Thronson and Thomas Millner to serve as advisors to the Trulieve Board of Directors. Trulieve intends to propose both Ms. Thronson and Mr. Millner as nominees for election as directors of the Company at the next Trulieve annual general meeting of shareholders.
Ms. Thronson is an experienced independent director with global digital, ecommerce and loyalty marketing experience. Ms. Thronson was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Marriott International, leading Marriott's worldwide integrated marketing strategy and execution for its 15 hotel brands. Ms. Thronson formerly served as a director of Angie's List, an internet service company, and SONIC Drive-In, an operator of an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mr. Millner brings a combination of executive leadership, merchandising and multichannel operational skills, and a strong philanthropic background to the Company. Mr. Milner served as CEO of Cabela's, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of outdoor recreation merchandise, for nearly a decade. Prior to Cabela's, Mr. Milner spent 14 years as president and CEO of North Carolina's Remington Arms Company, an American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. Mr. Millner is currently a director and the chair of the audit committee of Best Buy, a multinational consumer electronics retailer and is a former director of Total Wine & More, a large, family-owned, privately held American alcohol retailer.
"We are extremely pleased to add two seasoned executives with strong retail and hospitality backgrounds – both highly consumer focused -- as advisors to our Board of Directors," said Kim Rivers, Chief Executive Officer. "Tom brings extensive executive leadership skills and Susan has deep marketing expertise, and I expect we will greatly benefit from their global retail experience as we execute on our strategic growth plans as a leading multi-state operator."
Trulieve is a vertically integrated "seed-to-sale" company and is the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in the State of Florida. Trulieve cultivates and produces all of its products in-house and distributes those products to Trulieve-branded stores (dispensaries) throughout the State of Florida, as well as directly to patients via home delivery. Trulieve also operates in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Trulieve is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol TRUL and trades on the OTCQX Best Market under the symbol TCNNF.
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