The Board

Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer, former Apple CFO and highly regarded retail executive as: CFO of Forever 21; CFO and Acting President of Abercrombie & Fitch; COO of JC Penny and most recently, CFO of Medmen, the country’s largest cannabis retail startup.

Stormy Simon

Stormy Simon, former President of Overstock.com and now board member of the: YWCA; Boys and Girls Clubs; High Times Holding Company/ “High Times” Magazine; Cannakids, as well as, many other organizations that positively impact the community.

Kimberly A. McGraw

Kimberly A. McGraw, better known as “Kim Possible”, former naval navigator, that gave up a full-ride collegiate athletic scholarship, the day after 9/11, to enlist and serve her country and now heads up multiple philanthropic Veteran’s organizations.

Terrance W. Gainer

The Honorable Terrance W. Gainer, Vietnam vet and former Chicago police officer, who rose through the ranks all the way to, Director of the Illinois State Police and on to become, the 38th, United States Senate Sergeant at Arms, in two presidential administrations (one republican and one democrat), for Presidents Bush and Obama.

Aline M. Williams

Aline M. Williams, seven-year veteran of the United States Air Force, recipient Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished outstanding achievement, former Vice Chairman of the Illinois Veterans Council, 2014 “We Dream in Color” Oprah Winfrey Female Entrepreneur Award winner and former Director of Veteran’s Employment Services for Easter Seals.

Rolando Zavala

Rolando Zavala, is a U.S. Army Veteran, Bronze Star Medal with “V“ device for Valor and Purple Heart recipient. Rolando is also a Social Worker and Certified Peer Support Specialist who has worked with several Chicagoland organizations on community outreach, recruitment, Peer to Peer mentoring as well as Recreational / Social Exposure Therapy to help Veterans find alternative therapy outlets to help during their transition in life.

Mark Levitin

Mark Levitin, CEO of e-commerce giant Optics Planet. His personal philosophy of “service to those who served”, has led among other initiatives to OpticsPlanet’s, Operation Gift 2019 campaign, a program of outdoor recreational therapy, to help counteract the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) in combat Veterans.

Robert Itzkow

Robert Itzkow, Esq., Illinois attorney and advisor for cannabis licensees, in Oregon, Illinois, Massachusetts and California. Active in the cannabis industry, as a principal and regulatory compliance officer of a: Retail Dispensary licensee; Wholesale Distribution Company licensee; On-site Consumption Lounge and Cannabis Event Organizer, licensees, in California’s Humboldt County.