About Us

HIAF is focused on supporting the entire hemp supply chain to ensure the commercialization of hemp in Florida reaches its full potential.


The HIAF is led by seasoned, trusted, and respected leaders who are committed to

Florida's burgeoning hemp industry. 

Interested in the a leadership position?


Carlos Lopez-Cantera (President)

Lopez-Cantera served as Florida's 19th lieutenant governor from 2014 to 2019. He was the first Hispanic to hold the position in the state. He previously served as Majority Leader in the Florida House of Representatives as well as Miami-Dade County's property appraiser. 


David Hasenauer


David Hasenauer is the Chief Executive Officer of Green Point Research. David is a cannabis policy expert and real estate development professional. David was an integral part of the campaign that passed Amendment 2 by a historic margin, effectively bringing medical cannabis to Florida. Subsequently, David helped craft and pass both pieces of legislation bringing industrial hemp to the state of Florida. David serves on: the Florida Hemp Advisory Committee and the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board of Broward County. 


Roger Brown

(Board Member)

Roger Brown, CEO/President: Mr. Brown co-founded ACS in 2008. ACS Laboratory is the largest cannabis and CBD/Hemp testing laboratory in the southeastern USA. Utilizing our vast experience in high complexity laboratory tests we developed proprietary testing methods for cannabis, hemp and all derivatives.


Dwayne Dundore

(Board Member)

Dr. Dwayne Dundore, a renowned thermal dynamic engineer, is the Founder and President of Khrysos Industries, Inc. and one of the leading design engineers to innovate extraction technology unique to the cannabis industry. He has several patented processes and equipment on topics ranging from photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO), Biodiesel components, Water treatment, and solar applications.


Stewart Baker

(Board Member)

In Mr. Baker's role as Managing Director, he oversees the Retail, Specialty, and Payment Solutions banking businesses.  All the divisions are investing in technology to improve the client experience. Mr. Baker brings over 40 years of Florida-based banking experience to the organization. Prior to joining Florida Capital Bank in 2011, he has held various senior-level positions in banking including President and CEO of Bank of North Florida.


Charlie Fields III

(Committee Chair)

Fields Equipment is entirely family-owned and operated and has been servicing central Florida since 1956.  Fields Equipment is a local authorized dealer for service, parts, and accessories for John Deere, Bush Hog, Rhino, Billy Goat, Scag, Dixie Chopper, Exmark, ECHO, Honda Power Equipment, and Kuhn. Service and sales are also provided for Mud Buddy and Excel Boats. Fields’ 3 locations are within easy reach of the following counties: Marion, Lake, Sumter, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Desoto, Charlotte, and Glades. Fields can handle all of your outdoor power equipment needs.

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Ray Mazzie

(Executive Director)

Ray graduated from Florida State University with his MBA degree, is a licensed attorney in the state of Florida, and is a former Gubernatorial Fellow for Governor Rick Scott. Ray has extensive experience working with legislators and within government agencies from his time spent at the FL Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, and the Florida Lottery. Before entering the hemp space, Ray spent time advising corporate clients on business structuring and transactions in real estate, business dispositions, and other secured transactions. Ray specializes in fostering collaborative business relationships that materialize where bureaucracy and business meet. 

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