New Board members bring expertise in global partnerships, distribution, licensing, public policy, and international business diplomacy
On behalf of the entire Tilray team, I am pleased to share that today Tilray announced the appointment of Rebekah Dopp, a Principal in Global Partnerships at Google, Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council and a Principal at Dentons, and Christine St.Clare, founder of St. Clare Advisors and formerly a Partner at KPMG, to our Board of Directors.
We feel honored to welcome these directors to Tilray’s Board and proud that their appointments will create one of the first majority women led Boards in the cannabis industry. Rebekah, Scotty and Christine each bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise that complement and enhance our current Board. Their established track records of success guiding global companies in rapidly evolving regulatory environments is a huge asset to Tilray as we strive to expand our operations around the world.
All three new Board members bring specific and relevant experience to Tilray:
- Rebekah Dopp is Principal, News and Local Media – Global Partnerships at Google. She joined the company in September 2016 as Head of Local TV Partnerships for YouTube TV. Prior to joining Google, Rebekah was Senior Vice President, Advanced Services for CBS Corporation (CBS). She began her media career at Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) where she spent 14 years in leadership positions in technology and distribution, culminating in her role as Vice President, Global Technology Business Management. Rebekah has led global teams negotiating complex agreements with domestic and international technology partners and affiliates and was on the launch teams for streaming TV services HBO GO, CBS All Access, and YouTube TV.
- Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood currently serves as CEO of the Canadian American Business Council and as Principal at Dentons U.S. LLP (Dentons) in the firm’s Public Policy Group and as co-leader of the practice’s Advocacy and Government Affairs team. Immediately before joining Dentons in 2001, Scotty spent four years as chief of staff of the U.S. Embassy in Canada as a Presidential appointee. From 1993 to 1997, Scotty was director of intergovernmental affairs for the City of Atlanta, handling state and federal relations, including working on several projects related to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
- Christine St. Clare founded St. Clare Advisors, LLC in September 2010 and currently serves as its President. Prior to founding her own firm, Christine was a partner at KPMG LLP, where she was an Audit Partner from 1986 to 2005 and Advisory Partner from 2006 to 2010. During her time at KPMG, Christine served as Lead Audit Partner for some of the firm’s largest retail clients and served a four-year term on KPMG’s Board of Directors. She currently is an Independent Director of Fibrocell Science, Inc., and AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. and was an Independent Director for AVINTIV, Inc. (formerly known as Polymer Group, Inc.) prior to the sale of the company.
Rebekah, Scotty and Christine join me and Michael Auerbach, Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group and General Partner at Subversive Capital, to form a five person Board.
If you have any questions about this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Brendan Kennedy, Tilray CEO