Green Thumb Industries announces the appointment of Dorri C.
CHICAGO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 08 Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (Green Thumb) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a national leader in consumer packaged cannabis goods and owner of Rise dispensaries, today announced that Dorri C. McWhorter has been appointed to its board of directors and will join its audit committee.
McWhorter brings extensive professional experience in a variety of businesses and industries and is known for her socially responsible approach to leadership. In 2021, McWhorter became President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, whose mission is to build strong children, families and communities. Prior to joining the YMCA, she served as Executive Director of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, an organization dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism. During his eight-year tenure with the YWCA, McWhorter led the organization through seven mergers and acquisitions, expanded its footprint to 10 locations, implemented paid family leave and developed an inclusive retirement plan for thousands of child care providers and small business owners. McWhorter was also a partner at Crowe Horwath, LLP, and held executive positions at Snap-on Incorporated and Booz Allen Hamilton.
“Dorri is a savvy business leader and community-focused executive who will provide meaningful perspective and expertise to Green Thumb as we continue to execute on our mission and create opportunity and positive change in our communities,” said said Green Thumb Founder and CEO Ben Kovler. “His years of experience working with social change organizations and his dedication to helping people will further enrich the Green Thumb Board of Directors and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the board of directors of Green Thumb, a company with a strong focus on community impact,” McWhorter said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and passion for bringing business and community leaders together to advance Green Thumb’s mission to promote social equity and lasting change in communities.
McWhorter is currently a member of the board of directors of Lifeway Foods Inc., a health food manufacturer, where she also sits on the audit committee, William Blair Funds, an open-end investment management company, and the Skyway Concession Company, which operates the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge. . She sits on several boards of civic and philanthropic organizations, including the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1871 (Technology Business Accelerator), Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Civic Consulting Alliance, Civic Federation, and Forefront. She previously served on the boards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is the past chair of the board of the Illinois CPA Society.
McWhorter holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Lake Forest College.
McWhorter joins the board of the following non-executive Green Thumb directors:
Wendy BergerReal Estate Expert: Principal, WBS Equities, LLC., specializing in construction, renovation, development, sale-leaseback transactions and acquisitions.
Guillaume Gruverformer managing director of the equity division of Goldman Sachs, decorated navy veteran and experienced chairman of the audit committee.
Wes Moore, former CEO of Robinhood, New York’s largest anti-poverty organization, best-selling author, and decorated Army veteran. Serves on the boards of IAC/Interactive Corp. and Under Armour.
Swati MylavarapuCompliance Expert: Founder and Managing Partner, Incite.org., a hybrid incubator and investment fund.
Glen Senkretail subject matter expert: former CEO and board director of Urban Outfitters and director of Aritzia, Boden, Kendra Scott and Opening Ceremony.
About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“Green Thumb”), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, promotes wellness through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which it serves. Green Thumb manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Doctor Solomon’s, Good Green, Incredibles and RYTHM. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national cannabis retail stores called Rise. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 17 manufacturing facilities, 75 open retail locations and operations in 15 US markets. Founded in 2014, Green Thumb employs approximately 3,800 people and serves millions of patients and customers each year. The company was named to Crain’s Fast 50 list in 2021 and Best Workplace by MG Retailer magazine in 2018, 2019 and 2021. More information is available at www.GTIgrows.com.
Source: Green Thumb Industries