Clio Cannabis Announces Jury Set To Select 2021 Award Winners

Clio Cannabis Announces Jury Set To Select 2021 Award Winners

NEW YORK—(August 24, 2021)— Clio Cannabis, the awards program that celebrates creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications, today announced its esteemed jury of industry leaders who will determine 2021’s winning entries. The 47 member jury is comprised of a diverse mix of creative talent from leading cannabis brands, services, dispensaries, and agencies who are moving the industry forward.

Michael Kauffman, Executive Director, Clio Cannabis said, “As the cannabis industry continues to make significant strides in legalization across the country, we applaud the executives, marketers, designers, product managers, filmmakers, public relations practitioners, and innovators leading the charge to educate consumers, promote social responsibility, and create products that appeal to a wide audience. The newly selected Clio Cannabis jury is tasked with recognizing the next wave of creativity in the space and honoring those teams who are producing it.”

The 2021 Clio Cannabis award recipients will be decided by:

Advertising and Marketing Jury

  • Allison Disney, Partner & Business Strategy, Receptor Brands

  • Amy Deneson, Co-Founder, Pheno Ad Agency

  • Angela Pih, Chief Marketing Officer, CannaCraft

  • Bianca Guimaraes, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Mischief

  • Cristin Rudolph, Vice President, Consumer Products Marketing, Green Thumb Industries

  • Dustin Iannotti, Co-founder / Creative Director, Artisans on Fire

  • Ernest L. Toney, Founder, BIPOCANN

  • Kimberly Dillon, Founder, Frigg

  • Laura Morarity, SVP of Marketing and Communications, Leafly

  • Olivia Mannix, Founder, Cannabrand

  • Rama Mayo, President, Green Street

  • Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO, MATTIO Communications

  • Rosie Rothrock, Creative Director, The Parent Company

  • Sonia Hendrix, Founder, GALLERY PR

  • Tori Cole, VP of Marketing, Cookies

  • Vladimir Bautista, CEO / Co-Founder, Happy Munkey

Design & Innovation Jury

  • Adam Fierman, Global Creative Director, Zerotrillion

  • Adam Grablick, Chief Operating Officer, Kiva Brands

  • Adrian Farquharson, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, MARY Magazine

  • Jared Mirsky, CEO & Founder, Wick & Mortar

  • Jennifer Whetzel, Founder, CEO, Ladyjane Branding

  • Joe Hodas, Chief Marketing Officer, Wana Brands

  • Kary Radestock, CEO & Co-Founder, Hippo Premium Packaging

  • Kyle Merwin, Co-Founder, Born & Bred

  • Mimi Lam, CEO & Co-Founder, Superette

  • Nadeem Al-Hasan, Co-Founder & CMO, Baked Bros

  • Nicole Wolff, Brand Director, The Flowr Corporation

  • Nidhi Lucky Handa, Founder & CEO, LEUNE

  • Tara Rozalowsky, Vice President – Beverages & Edibles, Canopy Growth Corporation

  • Vilay Matuska, Vice-President Marketing, Glass House Brands

  • Vince Ning, CEO & Co-Founder, Nabis

  • Wanda James, CEO / Founder, Simply Pure

Film & Advocacy Jury

  • Beth Waterfall, Executive Director, Elevate Northeast

  • Brooke Burgstahler, Creative, Actress, Founder of Budding Mind, Budding Mind

  • Dasheeda Dawson, Founder & Bestselling Author, The WeedHead & Company

  • Gia Morón, President, Women Grow

  • Jason Pinsky, Dot Connecter, The Pinsky Triangle

  • Jesce Horton, Chief Executive Officer, LOWD

  • Jon Cappetta, VP, Content, High Times

  • Justin Johnson, Founder & CEO, Budsfeed

  • Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass

  • Kirk Summers, Creative Director, Puffco

  • Lisa Lindo, CEO, Cannacity

  • Nadir Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer, Hybrid

  • Paul Marobella, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Republic Brands

  • Sheira Rees-Davies, Executive Producer, Scheme Engine

  • Tammy “The Cannabis Cutie” Pettigrew, Cannabis Educator & Advocate, The Cannabis Cutie (TLP Ventures, LLC)

Clio Cannabis is currently accepting submissions in the Advocacy, Brand Design, Digital/Mobile, Experience/Activation, Film/Video, Film/Video Craft, Integrated Campaigns, Partnerships & Collaborations, Print & Out of Home, Print & Out of Home Craft, Product/Service Innovation, Public Relations, Social Good, and Social Media mediums until September 24th. For more information and to enter work, visit


About Clio Cannabis

Expanding on Clio’s enduring reputation for establishing best-in-class programs honoring creative ideas in a variety of specialized verticals, Clio Cannabis celebrates the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. Launched in 2019, Clio Cannabis sets the bar for creative work in a rapidly growing industry, builds a greater understanding of a developing category, and elevates creative contributions from top talent and agencies.

About Clio

Clio is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, Clio today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the industry in a variety of specialized fields, including: sports, fashion, music, entertainment, cannabis and health. As a leading authority on the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio celebrates creativity 365-days-a-year via its global ad database Ads of The World and its content platform Muse by Clio.

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