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A Panel Discussion on Feb. 15

DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 15

TIME: 7 - 8 pm ET

PLACE: Live Online (via Zoom)

Learn about the many exciting business career paths available in the legal cannabis industry—and get tips on how to enter a booming sector of the U.S. economy that is predicted to reach over $45 billion by 2025.

Expert Panelists:

  • Penelope Nam-Stephen, Chief Commercial Officer, Community Growth Partners

    Community Growth Partners is a vertically integrated woman-and-minority-owned cannabis company dedicated to empowering communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization.
  • Karen Meshkov, Director of Business Development, FlowerHire

    FlowerHire is a recruiting firm that focuses on the legalized cannabis and hemp industries.
  • Sarah Falvo (Moderator), Managing Director of Business Development at The Arcview Group

    The Arcview Group is a vertically integrated company servicing the cannabis and hemp industry, built with social justice and responsibility at its core.
  • Paige Cecchi, Principal, 710 Ventures

    Paige is an advisor and strategist who works with leading cannabis brands.

All are welcome to attend this FREE event. 

Meet Our Speakers

Before transitioning into cannabis, Karen Meshkov spent 20 years as an entrepreneur helping small businesses in the health and wellness industry. Her goal is to help de-stigmatize the cannabis industry and help women and minority candidates find leadership roles in newly emerging markets.

Penelope Nam-Stephen is a consumer goods executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience launching, managing, and running product lines for global luxury brands. Penelope has been a merchandising executive for companies such as Burberry, Juicy Couture, Cache, Versace, and Saks Fifth Avenue. She was also CMO for Ascend Wellness Holdings, one of the largest cannabis multi-state operators, where she led brand strategy and retail operations and co-founded Conversations in Cannabis, an industry leaders' network.   

Paige Cecchi holds a master’s degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Paige has worked on the corporate development and mergers and acquisitions team of a leading multi-state cannabis operator, and she is currently an Advisor and Growth Strategist investing in and consulting with leading cannabis brands.

Sarah Falvo has worked with cannabis companies of varying sizes, including Multi-State Operators, and public and private entities. In her current role at The Arcview Group, Sarah is the liaison for investors, companies, entrepreneurs, money-managers, and community. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Sarah had an extensive background in fundraising for the arts and community organizations. 


Learn about LIM College’s bachelor’s degree program in The Business of Cannabis.