Trulieve Cannabis Corp announces the promotion of Eric Powers to Chief Legal Officer and the appointment of Ronda Sheffield as Chief Human Resources Officer, Zachary Kobrin as General Counsel and Aaron Lopez as Director of Government Affairs.
For the past two years, Eric Powers has served as Trulieve’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He has more than 25 years of extensive legal experience in his internal and private practice in corporate and tax law. In front Powers joined Trulieve and was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded insurance company with> $ 1 billion in revenue.
Ronda Sheffield has been a human resources manager for more than 20 years and brings with her extensive experience in leading organizational transformations. Most recently, Sheffield, ModWash’s Chief Human Resources Officer, held senior HR positions for top companies including Lowes Home Improvement, Sprint Wireless, Starbucks Coffee Company and Walmart Stores.
Zack Kobrin was a partner at Akerman LLP, where he was a leader in the company’s nationally recognized cannabis practice group. Prior to Akerman, Zack was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a multi-state cannabis company. In his previous role, Kobrin advised a number of companies on corporate, business development and start-up issues, as well as legal, regulatory and compliance issues in the cannabis and Hemp industry in the United States and emerging international markets.
Aaron Lopez joins Trulieve as first director, government affairs. Prior to joining Trulieve, Lopez was the founder of Political Capital LLC. He has served as head of government in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, hospitality, oil and gas, and financial services. For the past five years, Lopez has worked with state agencies and lawmakers in Virginia and West Virginia to create medical cannabis laws.