Five board seats open for U.S. Hemp Industries Association election

Hemp Industries Association of the United States

The U.S. Hemp Industries Association has issued a call for candidates for the organization’s board of directors, with five seats open in the next election.

Applications are due Sept. 28, with voting to run from October through the Association’s 25th Conference & Trade Show in Los Angeles Nov. 2-5, according to a recent HIA notice.

Candidates must be HIA farming or business members who’ve been in the Association for two consecutive years, under HIA bylaws.

Current HIA officers and other board members are: President, Joy Beckerman, Hemp Ace International, a Seattle-based consultancy; Vice President, Rick Trojan, Hemp Road Trip, Colorado; Treasurer, David Bush, DavidLaw, a Wheat Ridge, Colorado attorney specializing in hemp industry law; Secretary, Tyler Frank, Hemptopia Apparel, a Solvang, California hemp apparel retailer; Larry Serbin, Hemp Traders, a California-based marketplace for hemp products; Anndrea Hermann, The Ridge International Cannabis Consulting, and Hemp Technologies; Rick Krantz, Tahoe Hemp Company, a South Lake Tahoe, California hemp retailer; and Dustin Cosgrove, Hemp Oil Canada, British Columbia, an industrial scale hemp food maker.

The terms of Bush, Serbin, Hermann, Cosgrove and Krantz all expire this year, according to HIA’s web site.