For Immediate Release - August 31, 2017

Treasurer Goldberg Appoints Steven Hoffman to The Cannabis Control Commission

Former Business Executive to Serve as Chair of the Commission

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BOSTON – Today, Treasurer Deb Goldberg appointed Steven Hoffman to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC). Hoffman will serve as Chair of the Commission. Per statute, the Treasurer’s appointment must have experience in corporate management, finance, or securities and will serve a term of 5 years.

“I am pleased to appoint Steven Hoffman as Chair of the Cannabis Control Commission,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “Steven brings a wealth of invaluable experience from a long and distinguished career in business development, corporate strategy and senior management. I am confident that he will serve the Commonwealth well and steer this brand-new industry in the right direction.”

“I am honored to be appointed Chair of the Cannabis Control Commission by Treasurer Goldberg,” said Steven Hoffman. “I hope to guide this Commission thoughtfully and responsibly as we implement the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts. We have a lot to do, I am excited to get to work.”

Mr. Hoffman served as CEO at ThinkFire and Exchange Solutions. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Sapient and Mr. Hoffman led the Chicago office and the Global Strategy Practice as a Senior Vice President at CSC Index. He was a partner at Bain and Company, where he ran the firm’s 600-person Boston Office. He holds a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago.

The 5 member Cannabis Control Commission in an independent agency, with appointees from the Treasurer, Governor, and the Attorney General, that was established by Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017 which was signed by the Governor in July. Their role is to establish, regulate, and oversee the Commonwealth’s new recreational marijuana industry passed by voters in November of 2016.

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