CEO of Wana Brands
Heralded as “The Queen of Legal Weed” by Inc. (May 2017) and “The Martha Stewart of Edibles” by Entrepreneur (Jan. 2019), Nancy Whiteman is CEO of Wana Brands, the producer of top-selling cannabis-infused products featuring a portfolio of diverse forms including edibles, vapes and extended-release capsules, four different CBD/THC ratios as well as a variety of different dosages, onset times and duration of effects. The portfolio is designed so products can be used singly or in combination to address specific health, wellness and recreational needs.
Wana Brands is ranked the No. 1 edibles brand in sales revenues in the United States, according to the BDSA 2019 Brand Share Report. Nancy leads the company’s strategic vision and has been instrumental in Wana Brands’ growth into new and emerging markets. She also directs the development of partnerships and licensing agreements domestically and internationally. Nancy founded Wana Wellness Hemp Herbal Supplements leveraging her expertise in cannabinoid innovation and product development.
Nancy was recognized as one of Green Entrepreneur’s 35 Most Influential Women in Cannabis (May 2020) and named MJBizDaily’s first-ever Industry Impact Award Winner (December 2019). She was one of six women included in High Times 100 (March 2019) and was listed as No. 3 in Cannabis Business Executive’s 2019 Power Women in Cannabis (May 2019).
Prior to Wana, Nancy was a principal with The Whiteman Group, a sales and marketing consultancy, and previously held a range of senior-level marketing and business development positions including Vice President, Marketing and New Corporate Ventures for the Paul Revere Insurance Group in Massachusetts. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of the Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers Association, National Cannabis Industry Association, Cannabis Trade Federation and Marijuana Policy Project.