Oregon Cannabis Assoc Appoints New Executive Director, Mathew Grimes

Meet the OCA’s New Executive Director, Mathew Grimes!
Matt has spent his career helping clients accurately and honestly identify and assess the risks facing their organizations, and then helping to mitigate the potential impact of those events through risk management and risk transfer. He has worked exclusively in cannabis since 2017.

Prior to joining the OCA, Matt ran his own law firm in Chicago. His firm served as outsourced general counsel and risk manager for companies up and down the cannabis supply chain. His roster of services rendered include helping to form organizations, complete with reviewing and editing operating agreements, subscription agreements, and investor decks. He’s worked M&A deals, negotiated multidisciplinary contracts, wrangled with IP protection for processes and goods, and helped to build a more robust cannabis insurance marketplace. In addition to being a stakeholder, he is also a shareholder.

Matt sits on the Risk Management and Insurance Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association (since 2019), is a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Cannabis Law & Policy Committee (since 2021), is a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and is involved with several state cannabis industry associations and advocacy groups. He also formed and helped operate an infused dining company in Chicago that has since been sold.

Prior to turning his professional attention to the cannabis industry, Matt served as a Vice President and Director in Aon’s Professional Services Group where he was a member of the leadership team for the Lawyers Specialty Practice. He and his team designed and placed professional and executive liability programs for the largest law firms in the world.

Please come meet Matt at our Leadership/Legislative council meeting on September 1st at Green Light Law from 3-4:30pm. This event is open to all members. To RSVP, click the link below!

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