Chris Olson is the Education Manager at NCIA and has over five years of experience with promoting the success of trade association members. He worked in the member relations department at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) from 2011 – 2015, where he helped NHPCO learn more about the palliative effects of cannabis. Chris parted from NHPCO in 2015 to pursue a passion to join the Peace Corps. During his service in Botswana from 2015 – 2017, Chris helped manage operations at a nonprofit conducting HIV/AIDS testing. He also helped solicit a U.S. Embassy grant to fund a youth education center in his village. During service, Chris gained cannabis industry experience while volunteering for the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance and the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association. Chris is a native of Florida and earned his B.A. in pre-law and political science at the University of West Florida.