Jeremy Kaufman, The CPC
Q1: What do you know about our organization? What makes our mission meaningful to you? Why are you interested in committing your time and energy to us?
I know that the organization is rooted in a community sense for each other, the cannabis plant, and earth itself.
For the past 20 Year’s I have fought passionately for a sustainable and ethical cannabis industry.
Q2: What do you think are the characteristics of a great board member?
A true desire to listen
A passion for what you are doing
Q3: Do you have prior board leadership experience? If so, what and when?
I am one of the founding board members of the CCSE, which merged with other amazing organizations to form The Alliance.
I have been in the cannabis industry since 1998. I have owned companies in a wide variety of sectors of and around the cannabis industry (production, processing, retail, distribution, branding and licensing, consulting)
Q5: Fundraising is a significant obligation of board service. Are you comfortable asking for money to help fund the mission of the organization?
Q6: Do you have any worries or concerns about joining the board?
Q7: Do you have personal aspirations that could be enhanced by board service?
My personal aspiration is genuine, to suck just a little less at being a human every day, than the day before.
I can’t imagine this not helping me to improve, so I guess the answer is yes.
Q8: What is your motivation of being involved in the cannabis industry?
My motivation is simply to make the world a better place, as big as I could.
This industry has the potential to revolutionize the way we manufacture, and ultimately interact with the planet as a species. So I’ve committed my energy to cannabis.
Q9: What professional or personal constraints on your time or service might you anticipate? What kind of autonomy do you have over your calendar?
I have some flexibility. But I do travel quite a bit for work.