John Tipton has been appointed as President of the Southern Region for Verano, and Charles Mueller to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) in conjunction with the retirement of Mike Smullen.
“We are pleased to welcome John and Charles as the newest members of the Verano Board of Directors and thank Mike for his years of service to the organization,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “John has built an impressive operation in Florida and has been an incredible contributor to the Company, while Charles brings a deep tax and accounting background, including over 35 years at PepsiCo, that nicely complements the Board’s skillset. The Board looks forward to working alongside John and Charles in supporting the continued growth of the organization and providing high-quality products and exceptional hospitality for our growing patient and consumer base.”
Following Mike Smullen’s resignation from the Board on July 19, 2023, the Board approved a proposal to increase in size from four to five members, with Mr. Tipton and Mr. Mueller filling the two vacancies. Mr. Smullen’s resignation is solely related to his desire to retire and is not the result of any disagreement between Mr. Smullen and the Company, its management, the Board, or any committee of the Board, or with respect to any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies and practices.
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