Leonine launches new line of business to focus on cannabis

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Leonine launches new line of business to focus on cannabis

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:33pm -- tim


Vermont Business Magazine Leonine Public Affairs, based in Montpelier, is launching a new line of business that will provide government relations services to the fast-growing cannabis industry. The new line will be headed by Leonine Partner Todd Bailey and will focus on public policy and the development and growth of the cannabis and hemp industries throughout the nation.

Bailey will act as Government Relations Director for Trace, a blockchain regulatory platform for the hemp and cannabis industries. Trace is a Vermont-based company that is expanding its market nationally. 

“I’m thrilled to be leading this new line of business within Leonine. Since our inception in 1987 we have always sought ways to be innovative and at the forefront of the top public policy discussions of the times. I’m confident this new practice area will be as successful as our four existing lines of business have been for more than three decades.”

The new line of business will be Leonine’s fifth, in addition to the Vermont Government Relations, Strategic Communications, FOCUS 50-State Government Affairs and Information Services and Wireless Tax Policy lines. 

Leonine Partner Nick Sherman will be the new president of the Vermont Government Relations Team, which includes partners and statehouse veterans Clare Buckley and Chuck Storrow. The Vermont Government Relations Team has grown in recent years, with the additions of Dylan Zwicky and Maggie Lenz, who both bring extensive lobbying and campaign experience to the team.

Zwicky will be the new vice-president of the Vermont Government Relations team where he will help manage day-to-day operations, strategy and business development. 

“I’m excited to be managing such a dynamic team.” said Sherman. “Vermont Government Relations has been the flagship line of business at our organization from the beginning. The continued evolution of our firm and the diversity in skill and personality on our team provides our clients with top level government relations and strategic communications services as they navigate the political landscape in Vermont.”

Leonine Public Affairs is a dynamic public affairs firm that offers Vermont Government Relations, Strategic Communications, FOCUS 50-State Government Affairs, Information Services and Association Management and Wireless Tax Policy services. At Leonine we work hand in hand with clients to identify, develop and implement the strategic plan that will achieve their goals. From public relations to government relations and legislative tracking in all 50 states, Leonine provides the tools and expertise needed for success. Learn more at www.leoninepublicaffairs.com.

Trace is a Vermont based company that provides a blockchain regulatory platform for the legal hemp and cannabis industries. Using cutting-edge blockchain technology, Trace provides a platform for businesses and consumers to verify basic information about the provenance and current state of cannabis products from seed to shelf. For decades aspiring cannabis professionals have been kept in the dark, Trace illuminates. Learn more at https://tracevt.com/

Source: Montpelier, Leonine Public Affairs 5.7.2019