Enterprises Inc. (Harvest), a vertically integrated cannabis company
with permits and licenses in 10 U.S. states, announced the appointment
of two new members to its Board of Directors. Harvest appointed Elroy
Sailor, the co-founder, CEO and managing partner of Watts Partners, one
of the largest African-American-owned government relations firms in
Washington, D.C. Harvest also appointed Mark Barnard, the CEO of Octopus
Group and former vice president of Diageo. Mr. Barnard is a serial
entrepreneur, alcohol industry executive and consumer goods leader.
“Elroy’s decades of government relations experience at the highest
levels, and Mark’s innovative alcohol industry, consumer goods, retail
and entrepreneurial background, will bring tremendous value and insight
to our company,” said Harvest Enterprises Inc. CEO, Steve White. “We are
thrilled to be able to work closely with both Elroy and Mark at such an
exciting time for the cannabis industry, our company, patients and
consumers. We look forward to working with them to create more
value-added customer experiences that drive growth for our company as we
look to expand our presence in new opportunistic markets.”
About Elroy Sailor
As Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Watts
Partners, Sailor is responsible for the day-to-day management and
strategic direction of a multi-industry, full-service government affairs
firm that focuses on domestic and international emerging marketplaces.
The firm represents a broad range of clients including NASCAR, Wells
Fargo, John Deere, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
as well as historically black colleges and universities.
Prior to his time at Watts Partners, Sailor served as the director of
urban affairs for former Michigan Governor John Engler. He served as an
advisor to former U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan, where he
handled transportation, housing and economic development matters.
Sailor, along with former Congressman J.C. Watts, founded the
Congressional Trade Aid Caucus, a congressional initiative aimed at
increasing economic and cultural relations with African nations, and has
extensive experience in international affairs.
About Mark Barnard
Mark Barnard is CEO of Octopus
Group, a family of companies specializing in the import,
distribution and marketing of beverages in Southeast Asia. Octopus
Group’s portfolio represents local and international brands. Established
in 2002, Octopus Group offers a full spectrum of services, including
world-class logistics, warehousing, outstanding infrastructure, sales
and marketing, wholesaler management, brand management and activation.
Prior to his time at Octopus Group, Barnard served as global vice
president for Unilever; chief of value creation at Value Creation Pte.
Ltd.; and global executive vice president of commercial for Diageo, a
global leader in alcoholic beverages.
Barnard serves as the chair of the board of directors for LIC, a frozen
cocktail company as well as a non-executive director of CSB Engage, a
supplier of dynamic tools and technology solutions that drive customer
About Harvest Enterprises Inc.
Enterprises Inc. (Harvest), is a consistently profitable, vertically
integrated cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the
world. Harvest’s industry-leading cultivation, manufacturing, retail
facilities, construction, real estate and technologies are backed by
experienced, in-house finance, compliance, operations, real estate,
human resources, marketing and legal teams, who have a proven and
trusted track record in the cannabis industry. Harvest’s 250+ employees
and established best practices are leveraged daily to drive innovation
and growth. Harvest continues to broaden its operations in the most
productive and strategic markets while servicing patients, consumers and
the cannabis industry at large. To learn more, please visit https://www.harvestinc.com/
or follow Harvest on Twitter
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