Speaker Bio


Ben Gelt

Ben Gelt

Co-Founder, Cannabis Certification Council

Ben Gelt is a seasoned businessperson and strategist. He co-founded the Cannabis Certification Council, a non-profit focused on sustainability and standards and has led the group since 2014. Gelt connects the many regulatory, business and communications interests in the industry and is regarded as an expert on many cannabis issues. In addition to supporting his global mix of clients and businesses with executive level strategic communications services and business development, Gelt serves on the Denver Cannabis Industry Stakeholder Committee, the Colorado MED Science and Policy work group, chairs the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Working Group, was recently appointed to the Colorado Energy Office Cannabis Advisory Committee and has previously served on the State of Colorado Pesticide Stakeholder Committee and the Colorado MED Sustainability, Science and Policy work group. Gelt also leads the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Sustainability committee, participates on the Cannabis Council of Canada Sustainability Caucus and advises the U.S. Cannabis Council on sustainability matters.