Former State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien Tapped as New Chair of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced last week that former state Treasurer Shannon O’Brien has been appointed as the new chair of the Control Commission (CCC), according to CommonWealth Magazine.

O’Brien was sworn in Sept. 1, on the fifth anniversary of the commission’s founding, the news outlet reported.

“I am confident that her financial background, experience in corporate governance, executive management, and business development, combined with outstanding leadership skills and an acute knowledge of the legislative process, will help the Massachusetts industry be fairly regulated, equitable, and successful,” Goldberg told CommonWealth Magazine.

The CCC announced in May that former Chairman Steve Hoffman had resigned in late April and that Deputy Treasurer Sarah Kim had been appointed as the interim chairwoman.

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Goldberg was responsible for appointing Hoffman’s successor and accepted applications for the position through early June, although Kim did not apply for the permanent role, CommonWealth Magazine reported.

“I look forward to working with the other commissioners, agency staff, and stakeholders to ensure that this industry is well regulated while enhancing economic benefits for the citizens of the Commonwealth,” O’Brien said in a statement to the news outlet.

O’Brien is focused on creating new economic opportunities for diverse communities and those previously harmed

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