Hemp Industries Association Announces New Executive Director

The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) announces the hiring of a new Executive Director, Jody McGinness. The position has been empty since the departure of Colleen K. Lanier at the end of 2019 after a 3-year period. 

“It was an exhaustive process with nearly 100 very qualified applicants,” said HIA President Rick Trojan. “We wanted someone with a strong record of leadership when it comes to revamping non-profits, empowering diverse teams for success, and strategic planning and alignment. For nearly 3 decades HIA has been the leading voice in educating the public about the versatility and importance of hemp. We are excited to work with him as we continue our expansion and to craft new strategies to lead hemp into the future.”

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