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Akerna Taps Current COO Ray Thompson As President & COO

Akerna Corp (NASDAQ: KERN) announced Thursday that it has appointed its current COO as its president and COO, effective immediately.

Thompson brings a wealth of company knowledge and experience, having overseen the day-to-day operations of Akerna and its portfolio of brands as COO since 2018.

“The leadership and commitment Ray has demonstrated over his years as COO of Akerna have been instrumental to getting us to where we are today,” Jessica Billingsley, chair and CEO of Akerna said. “I am excited to leverage his expertise in new ways to bring Akerna into our next phase of development.”

iAnthus Announces Board Changes

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE: IAN) (OTCPK: ITHUF) announced Tuesday that Robert M. Whelan, Jr. will resign from its board of directors.

Whelan joined the New York and Toronto-based company on Dec. 5, 2019, as part of the formation of the company’s independent board of directors.

Randy Maslow, the company’s president, interim CEO and director thanked Whelan for his “valuable contributions.”

“Speaking on behalf of …

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