Board of Directors
Lauren Fraser is Co-Founder and Executive Director for the Cannabis Distribution Association, which was founded in June 2016 and today has over 60 members across California. Lauren has been a champion for the cannabis distribution segment for the past several years, as an operator and as an organized representative. In 2015, she co-founded River Distribution which became the first and one of the largest permitted cannabis distributors in the State. Today she supports licensed distributors and those seeking licenses through her work with the Association and as an independent consultant. In addition to her role with CDA, Lauren sits on the Board for California Growers Association. Prior to working in the cannabis industry, Lauren worked in financial services with The Vanguard Group, as Human Resources and Corporate Wellness Director for IDEA Health & Fitness Association - the largest association of fitness professionals globally, and as an independent consultant for startups in multiple industries including fitness, health and wellness, entertainment, luxury, medical device, and green technology. Lauren holds a degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University and shares a life-long passion for social entrepreneurship.
Felipe Recalde shares a vision for an industry-leading supply chain technology. Felipe developed RISE Logistics by leveraging leading data, analytics, and machine learning technology to develop the leading distribution technology platform for the cannabis industry. Felipe also has advisor and investor roles across the cannabis ecosystem in tissue culture, agricultural sensory platforms, and delivery technology. A lifelong technology geek and advocate of the “hacker” approach to problem-solving, Felipe has been in the cannabis industry for over 20 years and in distribution and delivery logistics for different industries for over 15 years. In addition to his operational and advisory roles, Felipe serves on board of multiple associations that help drive policy and legislation as the industry transitions.
Chris Coulombe is the CEO of Pacific Expeditors, an award-winning state-wide medical cannabis distribution company that specializes in logistics and fulfillment operations as well as government relations and business consulting. Chris has over 16-years of operational planning experience and is responsible for developing and leading one of the largest cannabis distribution operations in the State of California. Pacific Expeditors made history as the first cannabis company to be recognized as The Company of the Year by the American Business Association. Before entering the cannabis space, Chris served in the military for 16-years and has led teams of four to organizations over two hundred. He has been hand-picked to lead specialized teams and institutional development schools. As well, he has planned for and facilitated the support of operations for organizations of over 1,100 members. Chris holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Corporate Diplomacy from the oldest military university in the US, Norwich University. He was recognized as one of the top 40 professionals under forty years old in the Northern San Francisco Area. He also served in his former Boy Scout Council as the Council President of 1000 Scouting youth and 2000 adult volunteers; if Chris has a cause it is building the future through our decisions and actions and preparing our youth to be ready to make their future better than we could for them.
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