Executive Vice President, SEED, Cresco Labs
In May 2019, Cresco Labs created the Social Equity & Educational Development initiative (SEED) to address the absence of people, businesses and communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs in the cannabis industry. Chima Enyia is responsible for shaping and driving SEED’s organizational vision and strategy focused on restorative justice, community business incubator and education and workforce development programming. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (“ILCC”). In this role, he created and drove the organizational vision, strategy and policy for all ILCC operations, such as licensing, legal, enforcement, industry education and legislative affairs. In addition, he partnered with the ILCC’s board of directors to champion diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.