Former Associate General Counsel
For over four years, Erin Alexander was the Associate General Counsel – Regulatory & Licensing for multi-state operator Cresco Labs. She was one of Cresco’s first 100 employees. She is an experienced legal advisor and dynamic problem solver with over 15 years of experience in highly regulated industries. Alexander oversaw regulatory legal and licensing across all ten states where Cresco operates cultivation, processing, distribution, and retail facilities. Alexander’s regulatory expertise helped Cresco expand from three to ten markets. She regularly worked with the company’s top leaders to manage and execute Cresco’s regulatory strategy. She also provided counsel on a wide spectrum of legal matters and oversaw Cresco Labs’ license application submissions.
Prior to her time in the regulated cannabis industry, Alexander spent over four years within the Illinois agency that regulates licensed casinos and video gaming operators. The gaming industry provided her with a unique perspective on navigating the regulatory frameworks for the cannabis industry. Most recently, Alexander has joined TechGC - an independent, invitation-only, community platform for General Counsels of leading venture capital funds and high-growth technology companies – as a Director of Content.
Alexander is a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association and a former Board Member and Vice President of Illinois Women in Cannabis, a not-for-profit organization that promotes women’s role in Illinois’ expanding cannabis industry. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.