Cannabis Group announced two new editorial hires and a promotion of a digital editor for Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, Cannabis Conference and Hemp Grower, its newest publication.
Patrick Williams joined as a senior editor for the Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. He joined parent GIE Media in 2017 and served as an associate editor and senior editor for sister publications Greenhouse Management and Produce Grower.
Before that, he worked freelance for B2B and consumer media and also served as an editorial intern on GIE Media’s Golf Course Industry magazine.
Williams has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University.
Theresa Bennett joined the company and serves as an associate editor for Hemp Grower and Cannabis Business Times. Previously, she was the K-12 education reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal.
Bennett graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Additionally, the Cannabis Group promoted assistant digital editor Melissa Schiller to senior digital editor for Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. Schiller came to the company in 2017 and previously worked as an audience development associate for GIE Media’s Ornamental Group of publications.
She also served as a contributing writer and editorial assistant for a community newspaper and as a freelance writer for Northeast Ohio Media Group and Modern Tire Dealer.
Schiller graduated from Hiram College with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.