Club Entrepreneur Hudson-January Event
Attacking Emerging Markets: Cannabis
Speaker: Manny Munson-Regala
"8 out of 9 cannabis ballot initiatives passed in the last election. That means that over 20% of the US population lives in a state where cannabis is legal for adult use and 30 states provide access to medical use while several more provide limited use.
How do learnings on this emerging market apply to your business? What emerging markets might you take on?"
What is Club E?
Club Entrepreneur's mission is to gather a community of business professionals on a monthly basis for networking, idea sharing and insight from some of the Twin Cities’ most respected innovators, catalysts and thought leaders. Club Entrepreneur will help you to strengthen and expand your professional network, develop productive business relationships and take away practical, actionable, and innovative ideas. Each meeting, the goal is for you to go back to your office just that much smarter, savvier and more energized than when you left for lunch.
About the Speaker:
Manny Munson-Regala, is the principal at Root Cause Consulting LLC, a policy/regulatory-consulting firm.
He brings his 30 plus years of expertise in solving business issues with regulatory/legislative components to both private and public sector clients. Previous experience includes serving as an executive leader, advocate, compliance leader or as an appointed regulator. He has worked for large and small institutions including several insurers, a benefit management firm and a medical cannabis manufacturer. His public sector experience includes senior leadership posts with the Minnesota Departments of Health, Minnesota Management and Budget and the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
With strong subject matter expertise in insurance (all lines) and health policy (including the Affordable Care Act, payment reform, care delivery reform and recently, medical cannabis) as well as management expertise in new ventures, including two startups, he helps clients achieve their business objectives in regulated industries. Representative engagements include: provide strategic advice to client considering startup for a patient-focused non profit, draft and advocate for legislation/regulation, implement new programs (including temporary leadership during transitions) and provide policy advice based on review of law and feedback from stakeholders.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.