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Hemp Industries Association of Florida Kicks Off 2020 with New Board Members and Educational Events

Leaders from Across Florida Join HIAF Board to Help Shape the Future of Hemp




TALLAHASSEE, FLA., February 19, 2020Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF), the leading, non-profit trade association dedicated to supporting the commercialization of hemp in Florida, today announced industry leaders from across the state to the organization’s board. HIAF proudly partners with key stakeholders in the business community to educate Floridians on what is expected to be both sustainable and a multi-billion dollar industry in the Sunshine State.


The 2020 HIAF Board is led by seasoned, trusted and respected leaders who are committed to Florida's burgeoning hemp industry:

· Carlos Lopez-Cantera (President), former lieutenant governor of Florida

· David Hasenauer (Chairman), CEO, Green Point Research

· Dwayne Dundore (Board Member), President, Khrysos Industries

· Roger Brown (Board Member), CEO/President, ACS Laboratory

· Stewart Baker (Board Member), Managing Director of Banking, Florida Capital Bank

· Charlie Fields III (Committee Chair), Owner, Fields Equipment

· Ray Mazzie (Executive Director), Vice President of Corporate Development, Green Point Research


“Since our founding in 2019, HIAF has sought to build a dynamic network of individuals, businesses and organizations to facilitate the growth of Florida’s hemp industry,” said HIAF President Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former Lieutenant Governor of Florida. “Surrounding ourselves with these talented and innovative leaders and subject matter experts will help ensure that Florida’s homegrown hemp industry continues to flourish in 2020 and beyond.”


HIAF also announced its first educational and networking event of 2020. On Thursday, February 27, Board Member Dwayne Dundore will host a “Hemp Extraction Lab Tour & Workshop”at Khrysos Industries (NASDAQ: YGYI) in Orlando for HIAF members and others in the hemp industry. Aside from a tour of the largest extraction lab in Florida, this event will include HIAF updates, state and federal regulatory updates, an extraction presentation and refreshments. Learn more about how to sign up to attend this and other HIAF events here: https://www.hiafl.org/news-and-events.


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Hemp Industries Association of Florida (HIAF) is the official state charter of the national Hemp Industries Association, which has been fighting for fair hemp legislation for 25 years. The HIAF is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association dedicated to cultivating a friendly business environment and supporting the commercialization of hemp for a wide variety of wellness and sustainable alternative products. This includes providing education, training and a reliable network of industry players to make Florida the national leader in the hemp industry. The HIAF will always strive to have a strong voice on Florida’s Capitol Hill to ensure that no part of the industry or its participants go unheard. More information about hemp’s many uses and hemp advocacy may be found at www.hiafl.org.

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