Meet the Speakers
Meet the Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron and as a young man spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
Weed in the Workplace - Effects of Medical Marijuana in Your Office, August 28, 2019, 9-9:50 a.m.
Thirty-three states have legalized medical cannabis and 11 states have legalized recreational (adult) use, with additional states on deck to follow suit. Meanwhile, cannabis remains a Schedule 1 narcotic and is illegal under federal law. Cannabis use is increasing across all adult demographics creating concerns for employers and questions for employees about off duty medicinal and recreational cannabis use. This presentation will look at the legalization of medicinal and adult cannabis use from an employment perspective, how it impacts employee and employer rights on a federal and state level, and where the future of weed in the workforce is headed.
Silvia San Nicolas is the founder of New Game Compliance, a cannabis compliance firm, and has been advising and working with highly regulated businesses in achieving long term strategic goals by identifying opportunities to meet regulatory burdens imposed by local, state and federal law. She is licensed to practice law in Washington, California, and Oregon. San Nicolas is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and Seattle University School of Law, and holds the designation of Senior Claims Law Associate from AEI and is a California Licensed Real Estate broker.