With leadership roles in law, cannabis, government, and technology, Erin Fay is a cross-sector team leader and social justice change agent. She is the Vice President of External Relations for a cannabis operator in Los Angeles, Growth Network Holdings, where she oversees licensing, government relations, and community outreach within the legal and compliance department.
Erin spent ten years in federal and state courts investigating and prosecuting the most serious and violent crimes. She also led multi-agency efforts that dismantled drug trafficking organizations to reduce crime in Camden, NJ, one of the most dangerous cities in the country. During that time, Erin recognized the devastating social impact of the criminal justice system’s unfair treatment of marijuana offenders and became committed to the cannabis industry’s exit from the shadows through legalization. She now aims to shed light on social justice and most recently volunteered as an attorney at a South LA expungement clinic for National Expungement Week. Subsequently, Erin led a cannabis technology firm’s international team across all business functions as COO. She implemented strategies in the United States and India that allowed the company to expand into Canada prior to its legalization of marijuana.
Erin is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania state bars and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees with an international business concentration from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She serves as the Committee Organizer of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s State Regulations Committee. She was featured in a Yahoo Finance article about the problem with unlicensed cannabis operators in Los Angeles.