On April, 28, 2022, Green Market Report held its first-ever Women’s Summit. During the event, the Women’s Leadership Awards were announced and presented to the winners. Over the next two weeks, we will highlight each of these winners and congratulate them on their contributions to the cannabis industry.
Women’s Leadership Award
C-Suite Public Company
Kim Rivers is CEO of Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF), a vertically-integrated “seed-to-sale” operation based in Florida. Rivers joined Trulieve at its inception and has been the key driver for the company’s customer-centric vision, strong growth, strategic expansion and industry-leading profitability. Ms. Rivers oversees every activity involved with the cannabis process to ensure quality, operational integrity and financial success. She is the only female CEO of a publicly-traded MSO in the cannabis space.
Prior to Trulieve, Ms. Rivers spent several years in private practice as a lawyer where she specialized in mergers, acquisitions and securities for multi-million dollar companies and has run a number of successful businesses from real estate to finance. Her experience has been instrumental in building Trulieve’s market-leading position in its home state of Florida and provides the solid foundation to execute growth and expansion initiatives as an MSO.
Last year, Kim spearheaded the largest cannabis acquisition deal to date. Trulieve’s purchase of Harvest Health & Recreation created the largest cannabis company in the U.S. The deal was signed within a record 5 months.
Under Kim’s guidance, Trulieve released the first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report from an American MSO. Rivers said the impetus behind the report was to ensure the cannabis industry is safe, inclusive, equitable and sustainable for generations to come – and that the company has a commitment to operating transparently for its stakeholders and the industry at large.
Ms. Rivers plays an active role in her community and serves on numerous charitable boards.