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Jaime Lewis

Coldwater Consulting

Jaime Lewis has fifteen years of experience managing Cannabis production, manufacturing and retail operations. Her expertise has pervaded several regulated markets across the U.S. in both private and publicly traded organizations. Jaime serves as the VP of Operations for NEO Alternatives, and operates Coldwater Consulting, a multi-disciplinary Cannabis Consulting firm that provides end to end solutions for the Cannabis Industries, the emerging CBD market and ancillary businesses expanding into these nascent markets.

A California Culinary Academy graduate, Ms. Lewis began creating Medical Cannabis edibles for HIV/AIDS patients in CA. In 2009, Jaime moved to Colorado and founded Mountain Medicine, an infused product manufacturer which supplied craft edibles to licensed Dispensaries. As the founder, and CEO, she oversaw every aspect of operations designing the commercial kitchen, crafting recipes, while directly managing branding, marketing, hiring, maintaining compliance, licensing, budgeting, build out and business development.

Jaime Lewis also served as the COO of Good Chemistry, a vertically integrated cannabis company, where she was responsible for all facets of cultivation, manufacturing and retail operations. She executed national expansion campaigns bringing the company from its roots in California to a National Company. Providing similar services as the VP of Business Development of Ianthus and the COO of Mayflower Medicinals in their startup phase. She Engaged in the oversight of the corporate set up, hiring of the executive team, while learning compliance and recording requirements for a publicly traded company.

Ms. Lewis has provided guidance to legislators and regulators across the U.S. supporting the creation of responsible regulations. Participating in advisory groups such as the Denver Marijuana work group, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division work group and the California Industry Initiative work group and was the Co-Chair of the National Packaging and Labeling Standards Committee. She is serving her second term in the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Ms. Lewis held original Board seats of Women Grow and the Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation. Lewis also was a co-founder, Board Member and Chair of the Cannabis Business Association. Jaime Lewis was an active member of the Board of Directors of the NCIA for seven years, of which she served as one of the first female Chairs for three consecutive years. She was one of the first members of the Policy Council and Chair of the Infused Products Council.