Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee
The Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee (CBC-IAC) is instrumental in ensuring Excelsior’s Cannabis Control Program curriculum is current and relevant to the needs of this ever-changing market. The committee is made up of leading industry experts from across the country and provides thought leadership in all facets of cannabis business operations as well as opportunities for Excelsior students to connect with the industry beyond the classroom through internships, course projects, networking events, and more.
Chief Marketing Officer of MXY Holdings
Founder, Humble Bloom
Burnett was recognized among “15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry” in Marie Claire and in Culture Magazine’s “Five Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2019.” She has spoken at PopSugar Playground, NECANN, and the Yale Business of Legal Cannabis Conference. Burnett has been featured in publications and podcasts, including Thrive, The Fold, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Vogue, VICE, WGSN, Cheddar, Skunk, Women & Weed, Miss Grass, Maria and Jane, Supermaker, and more. She produces events and festivals for conscious companies, hosts nightlife parties, and programs music at membership clubs. She is a brand positioning and equity consultant and political activist speaking out on equality and human justice. She facilitates weekly healing and wellness experiences at Frequency and hosted the show “Radical Self Care: Cannabis, Wellness & Activism” on Afropunk. She is also a member of Demo Crew and the Resistance Revival Chorus, born out of the Women’s March.
Founder & CEO, Thalo
Founder & Managing Member, Linnaea Holdings
Membership Manager & DEI Manager, National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
Prior to joining NCIA, Johnson spent most of his career in wealth management and had clients that included corporate executives, entertainers, business owners, and other high-net-worth individuals. He began his career with Morgan Stanley where he served on the Diversity Council.
Passionate about cannabis, he left his career as a financial advisor and began working as a patient counselor and social media director at a local dispensary. He has worked in several ancillary businesses and has experience being part of a team in cultivation and processing licenses. As such, he has a unique insight into the needs and challenges of business owners in the industry.
Johnson was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and has resided in the Washington, D.C., area since attending Howard University, where he majored in marketing.
President, 4Front Ventures
Amber Littlejohn, Esq.
Executive Director, Minority Cannabis Business Association
President, Cannabis Center of Excellence
Senior Vice President of Commercial, Fyllo
Founder, Point 7 Group
Vice President Community Development, Flow Kana
Compliance Manager, Natura +Science
Founder & COO, Big Island Grown
Founder, Humble Bloom