Retail/Wholesale

KIM RIVERS

CEO, TRULIEVE CANNABIS, TALLAHASSEE

The daughter of a police officer and educator, Rivers served as student body president while majoring in multinational business and political science at Florida State University. She is a University of Florida law graduate and was an M&A and securities attorney in private practice before joining Trulieve, the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in Florida.

The “seed-to-sale” company has about 51% of the Florida market. It cultivates and produces its products in-house and distributes them to Trulieve-branded dispensaries throughout Florida and via home delivery. It’s also a licensed operator in California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In 2020, Trulieve ended the year with 75 stores in the United States and had revenue of $521.5 million, amounting to year-over-year growth of 106%. In May 2021, the company announced it was acquiring Harvest Health & Recreation, a multistate operator with a focus on the Northeast and West Coast of the U.S.. When the acquisition is completed, the combined business will have operations in 11 states, 22 cultivation and processing facilities and 126 dispensaries serving the medical and adult-use recreational cannabis markets.

Rivers’ advice to women looking to lead in her industry: “I would say just to take your seat at the table. I think so often we as women sometimes have a tendency to not speak up and speak out.”

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

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JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES