June 10, 2020 -PRESS RELEASE- Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operator, announced it has appointed Michele Roberts to its board of directors. Roberts is executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, a trial lawyer and former member of the adjunct faculty at Harvard Law School. Roberts is the 10th director on Cresco’s board and its first female director.
Since 2014, Roberts has served as the executive director of the NBPA, working on behalf of NBA players to ensure their rights are protected and are fairly compensated for the value they bring to the sport and their impact on society.
“Ms. Roberts is an outstanding addition to our board,” said Tom Manning, Cresco Labs’ executive chairman. “Drawing on her experience in leading one of the most important player organizations in the sports world and her expertise in law and litigation as a highly-accomplished trial attorney and educator, Michele will provide a unique perspective at a critical time of continued growth and expansion in the industry.”
Cresco Labs says it advocates for a more diverse and inclusive cannabis industry, and it is thrilled to have Roberts’ counsel, experience and leadership to help influence the development of both its company and this growing industry.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on Cresco Labs’ Board and work alongside the senior leadership and management teams in their efforts to elevate the company to the next level of excellence,” said Ms. Roberts. “I look forward to advancing Cresco Labs’ distinctive brands of high quality products and services, particularly those focused on the promise held by medicinal cannabis to treat conditions and illnesses where more traditional protocols have not met the patients’ needs, and I am also committed to supporting Cresco’s Labs’ social responsibility efforts which are focused on the industry’s first national Social Equity and Education Development initiative to better both individual lives and underrepresented communities.”