Cannabis operator Revolution Floridaa sister company of Illinois-based cannabis-consulting business Revolution Enterprisesannounced that prominent LGBTQ leader Candace Gingrich ( they/their ) is now vice president and head of business development for the company's newly expanded operations in Florida, a press release noted.
Gingrich's focus will be to help lead the company's expansion to Florida, including helping to identify new business opportunities, market the company and its products, stand up new business operations, engage with state and local policy makers and regulators, and create partnerships with patient groups and other stakeholders. They will also serve as Revolution's ambassador to the LGBTQ community.
Gingrichthe half-sibling of Republican figure Newt Gingrichis a nationally known LGBTQ leader and advocate. Candace is married to Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy.