Catherine M. Zito, CEO
Business executive and national speaker Catherine Zito has 20+ years as a digital marketing and branding consultant. Since 2014 she has expanded services into the legal and medical cannabis industry. She’s a patient advocate, business developer and knows the best products for optimum health. Her talks have been popular in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and California. Catherine’s recent national radio interview explained the benefits and difference between medical marijuana, hemp oil and CBD. She’s the host of the 1400+ member Florida Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Investors Meetup. Clients inc. U.S. cultivators, processors and dispensary operators. Aspen Capital, Arturo Fuente Cigars, Arnold Palmer Golf Management, British Petroleum, Queens County Bar Assoc., AttenuTech Medical, Boca Brand Hotels, Wine Cellars of Distinction, Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida Bar Assoc., Avila Golf and Country Club, private attorneys and the hospitality businesses. Her philanthropy efforts inc. Compassion International, Children’s Cancer Center, Easter Seals, Abilities Veterans Foundation, United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters, W.C. Fire Officers, Art and Film.
Rick Trojan III, Manufacturing
Processing and manufacture consultant, Rick Trojan is a co-owner in three of the largest USDA organic farms in the U.S. With multiple licenses, Rick’s team is nationally recognized for high-quality pharmaceutical grade products. Rick assists our clients in operations, product development, build out and local employee training programs. Rick is an advisor to a National Association and board member of an Industrial Research Foundation.
Darren Lee Harrison, Creative Director
Over the past 10 years Darren has been in interval part of the American wellness team. Darren’s portfolio includes 2,500 commercials, 500 corporate videos and five television series. He’s produced and directed for the Discovery Channel, MTV, NBC Sports, Travel Channel and E! A 30-year veteran, Darren offers our clients powerful videos for marketing, branding, advertising, corporate, sales and in-house staff training. No job is too small or large for our creative team!
Ellis Smith, Business Development
Ellis and the ACC team assist our clients when it matters the most. Services include state license application assistance, operation plans, financial pro-forma, quality assurance plans and building design. Ellis has 17 years of horticultural experience, 8 years owning/operating businesses, and 2 years of international business experience in Kyrgyzstan Central Asia. Ellis shares his honed business skills with our clients from building concept to build out.
Isabelle (Belle) Austin, Graphic Designer
Our in-house expert, Belle shares her graphic design talents with our clients in branding and marketing programs. We’ve helped hundreds of clients from start up and corporate expansion to full re-branding projects. Services include logo design, website design, mobile, packaging, print, collateral materials and signage. and print.
Mark Hashim, M.D. Education and Product Consulting
Dr. Hashim is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. With 23 years in pain management, Dr. Hashim assists our team as a consultant in product quality and community education. Mark N. Hashim, M.D. is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in Pain Management with over 23 years of experience helping thousands of patients manage their chronic painful medical conditions. Born and raised in Maryland, he is a graduate of Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Chemistry. Attended medical school at The University of Pittsburgh and graduated with honors.
Tricia Schuster RN, RYT, Community Outreach and Education
Patient and caretaker educator, Tricia assists our team with community and education outreach programs. Credentials: Board member Medical Advisory Cannabis Care Centers, Provider Engagement Manager for Knox Cultivator/Processor/Dispensary, Medical Cannabis Community Outreach Program at The Herbal Clinic MD., Tampa General Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Anchor Healthcare Advocates.
Vincent Volpi, Security
Working with ITT, Equifax and the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute, Vincent served as a Secret Service Officer in Ohio’s prosecuting attorney’s office. Pica Security consults with our team for employee and community safety protocols, loss prevention, officers, camera surveillance, compliancy, crisis management, monitoring, inventory control and software integration from seed to patient.
Zach Scott, Security
Former Sheriff of Ohio’s Franklin County of six years, Zach Scott’ law enforcement career spanned more than 30 years. He leads programs such as enterprise risk, cyber security and international trade. Zach assists our team as a consultant for clients in need of security measures for small to large operations. Zach is a Consultant and Director with the PICA Security Corporation specializing in brand protection, loss prevention, enterprise risk management and security consulting.
Mark Slaugh, Compliance
With 15 years experience in high level comprehensive compliancy, Mark and his team assist our clients with economic development, diversity, best practices, safety policies, education, operational integrity, quality assurance, facility SOP and management training. Mark has a double business major in international business and finance, and studied the economic viability of industry regulated models. Mark has in depth regulatory expertise in niche markets, regulatory affairs, policy monitoring and political reform.
Robert J. Pruchnicki, Design and Build Consultant
BPI Certified Building Analyst, Robert and his team assist in commercial construction and real estate zoning. Clients: Coca Cola Bottling Company, Charter Bank One, On Spex Lab, Towne Centers, Cleveland Pump, and 40 subdivisions in three cities.
Garren Glachman, Alex Salazar, App Developers
Fast and accurate communication is key in business today. Garren and business partner Alex assist our team with app development for start ups to large corporations. Services include up to-the-minute notifications, easy and quick product ordering, shipment tracking, new product updates and loyalty programs. Speed is a feature and ease of use for the mobile user.
By adding an app to your business, we can make your information, images and video dynamic in a mobile friendly way. An app can transform your business processes and customer communications. We build, deploy and manage mobile applications that empower your employees and engage your customers.
Barbara assists in the entire bond process plus meeting state’s criteria and securing professionals to assist with product liability.
Barbara is a great negotiator and helps our clients in many ways. She stays with each project from research to closing and in year’s to come as states change policies and increase benefits.