Verano Appoints New Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced the appointment of veteran executive Lawrence Hirsh to the Company’s Board of Directors (“Board”) and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hirsh joins the Company’s existing four members of the Board.

Mr. Hirsh brings significant experience in M&A execution and operational improvement implementation across a myriad of private and public businesses. Mr. Hirsh spent 18 years as a Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), a leading global interim management and operational improvement implementation firm of over 5,000 professionals, where he co-founded the Atlanta office, and served as co-business unit leader for A&M’s Southeastern U.S. Corporate Restructuring Practice and on the Executive Committee of A&M’s North American Corporate Restructuring Practice. Prior to A&M, Mr. Hirsh was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, where his responsibilities included Southeast Leader for the U.S. Corporate Restructuring Practice and Southeast Leader for the Business Valuation Practice. Mr. Hirsh is also a long-tenured corporate board member, having held more than a dozen director positions over his nearly 40 years of professional experience.

“With the addition of Lawrence to our Board, the Company is adding a seasoned business executive to complement our current group of directors,” said George Archos, Verano Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman. “With almost 40 years of diverse corporate leadership experience across all facets of business, and as our newest director and chair of the Audit Committee, Lawrence’s service will contribute to positioning Verano to meet our long-term strategic growth and operational goals. On behalf of the executive leadership team and the Board, I’m thrilled to welcome Lawrence to Verano, and look forward to leveraging his experience as a director and Audit Committee chair.”

About Verano

Verano is a leading, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S., devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to address vital health and wellness needs, Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its trusted portfolio of consumer brands, including Verano, Avexia, Encore, and MÜV. Verano’s portfolio encompasses 14 U.S. states, with active operations in 13, including 13 production facilities comprising over 1,000,000 square feet of cultivation capacity. Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands including Zen Leaf and MÜV, delivering a superior cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult-use markets. Learn more at


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