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Lexaria’s Newest Board Member is a Former Executive with Altria Group
Kelowna, British Columbia– August 15, 2019 – Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Quigley to its board of directors, subject to applicable approvals. Mr. Quigley most recently spent 16 years at Altria Group, with 7 of those years spent as President and Chief Executive Officer for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco and Nu-Mark, Altria's innovation company during the time that the existing business relationship between Altria and Lexaria was negotiated.
He is a 20-year Consumer Packaged Goods veteran of managing complex regulatory environments including for novel and innovative nicotine products, with additional deep experience with operations and marketing. In his time at Altria, Mr. Quigley spearheaded harm reduction strategies and worked to deliver results by creating change in the tobacco business in North America. Mr. Quigley has launched dozens of new products, created consumer-focused innovation strategies, and built businesses and cultures that deliver results.
After acting in investing and strategic advisory roles in cannabis over the last four years, Mr. Quigley formed Green Sky Strategy with other cannabis community leaders to create the first cannabis strategy team that combines deep cannabis industry and consumer experience with proven Fortune 500 strategic thinking. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Quigley serves on the board of the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation and on the board of trustees of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
“Lexaria continues to build towards its role as one of the world’s leading reduced harm nicotine delivery companies and we welcome with open arms the expertise that Brian delivers into our ranks,” said Chris Bunka, Chairman of the Board of Lexaria Bioscience Corp. “Brian’s years of regulatory, product launch, and Fortune-500 corporate experience should be an invaluable asset to Lexaria as we expand our presence in reduced-harm nicotine products around the world.” Lexaria
In the space of four short years, Ophelia Chong has become an indomitable force in cannabis. The founder of StockPot Photography came into the cannabis industry through family illness and quickly realized there was much work to be done around changing the stigma of cannabis and its users. MORE >
Brian quigley of altria and UVA’s integrated core experience
“Our partnership has helped with significant financial support to fund top-of-the-line technology and equipment at the McIntire School—including the construction of the digital media studio in 2007—which has had a positive effect on student work and their ability to create winning campaigns,” says Quigley.
Chris Husong Joins Green Sky Strategy as Head of Marketing Strategy
Green Sky Strategy, LLC, a global marketing strategy company specializing in cannabis and hemp, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Husong as the Head of Marketing Strategy to their team. Mr. Husong most recently led Elixinol as their Vice President of Marketing and Communications, building a national into an international CBD brand over the course of four years. Mr. Husong created multiple company-wide marketing projects that have set Elixinol as a top ten CBD/CPG company internationally. Mr. Husong also created Club M, the first premium luxury lifestyle cannabis product subscription box that was featured in national press including VICE, Forbes, and Refinery29.
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Speaking at the AIGA: Dope Design
Ophelia Chong will be speaking on the rapid expansion with California leading the way in marketing cannabis to the world. The panel includes Ricardo Baca of Grasslands, Kimberly Dillion (past CMO of Papa & Barkley) . AIGA for more info. September 18th, 2019 6 - 9pm #dopedesign #AIGALosAngeles
Green Sky Strategy Brings on Respira Technologies
Respira Technologies is a California based innovator, investing in the development and commercialization of superior device and consumable platforms.
ROLLING STONE: JIM MCALPINE
About a half hour before one of his mile swims near his Bay Area home, entrepreneur and gym rat Jim McAlpine does something seemingly counterproductive: He tosses down a hefty does of THC. “About 10 or 20 minutes in,” he says, “I start to feel it, and I get a second wind. I don’t like to use the word ‘high’ — I like ‘activated.’”
Ophelia is honored to have been named one of the “24 of the Most Influential Women of Cannabis” by Civilized Media.
WeedWeek with Alex and Donnell
Alex and Donnell at Weed Week sit down with Ophelia Chong, founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education(AACE). We talk with her about the importance of inclusive representation in stock photography, battling hate groups with education, her struggle with alcoholism, getting sober, and how she approaches using cannabis celebrating 14 years of sobriety.
Founders Ophelia Chong, Jim McAlpine and Brian Quigley to speak at the Oklahoma Cannabis Expo this Oct. 18-20th 2019
Brian Quigley, co-founder and partner of Green Sky Strategy, will be a speaker at the #OklahomaCannabisExpo this October 18th, 19th and 20th at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
Brian Quigley brings to Green Sky Strategy over twenty years of Brand Building, Marketing, Operations , Leadership and General Management experience. Brian is a proven leader and general manager for consumer obsessed businesses looking to create value and change.
Ophelia Chong, community activist, educator, graphic designer, photographer, Founder of Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE), Founder of Stock Pot Images and about her most recent company Green Sky Strategy.
Founders Brian Quigley / Keynote and Ophelia Chong / Moderator:
New West Summit Oct. 10-11, 2019 / Bespoke / San Francisco
New West Summit is THE Cannabis tech conference focused on quality over quantity. What sets us apart is our curation of the brands and the people you need to know bringing innovation, inspiration and new ideas into our rapidly moving industry. New West Summit is where Cannabis, Technology, Science, Media & Investment converge by creating an atmosphere of global collaboration to collectively create the future of Cannabis. Start Here. Begin Now.
Wildflower Expands Offering, US and European Footprints
Wildflower kicked off 2019 with an expansion into New York. Wildflower products can be found in Sak’s 5th Avenue, and in over 20 health and wellness retailers in Manhattan alone. The company chose to focus on New York because of the city’s role in setting global trends, and it was obviously a prudent move, 40% of its online sales now come from the New York market. MORE >
Green Sky Strategy + Wildflower at the FDA CBD Hearings
Green Sky Partner Brian Quigley will be at the Friday May 31 hearing with Wildflower as one of 120 speakers. MORE>
Green Sky Partner Jim McAlpine at NCIA San Jose: The Latest in Cannabis Research and the Impact on Athletes, Moderated and Presented by Dr. Jeffery Chen
The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (UCLA-CRI) is one of the first academic programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis. Dr. Chen will discuss his research on the therapeutic potential of cannabis on the body. He is joined by Nate Jackson (NFL), Frank Shamrock (MMA) and Jim McAlpine (Creator of 420 Games) as they share their own experiences and benefits of using the plant for recovery. MORE>