NEW YORK: Pro MAX Grow has announced the hiring of Christie Lunsford as its new Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gasman. Mrs. Lunsford will drive Pro MAX Grow’s rapid national growth through managing operations, developing entrepreneurial relationships and building infrastructure around the company’s specialized horticultural LED lighting technologies.
“We are thrilled to welcome Christie Lunsford to the Pro MAX Grow family,” said CEO Jeff Gasman. “As majority support for cannabis legalization fuels a national policy shift and our company continues to experience rapid growth, this is a great time to bring Christie on board. Her unique blend of skills and cannabis industry experience will be a great asset toward our development of innovative horticultural lighting technologies.”
Christie Lunsford brings a track record of more than 10 years in cultivation, manufacturing and medical cannabis advocacy to Pro MAX Grow. Over the past decade she has held senior level positions from notable companies such as Dixie Brands and the National Cannabis Industry Association. Most recently Christie founded Endocannabinoidology, a consulting firm providing cannabis science, technology and education management to the cannabis industry. Additionally, she was voted Cannabis Woman of the Year at the 2015 Cannabis Business Awards.
“I am excited to join Pro MAX Grow, a dynamic company with the overall goals of promoting sustainability within the cannabis industry and assisting state legal cultivators in producing energy sufficient, high-yield grows,” said Christie Lunsford. “I look forward to spreading the word about energy consumption stewardship as well as the unique ability cultivators have to impact the outcome of carbon footprint in the world’s fastest growing industry.”