Director of People
Michelle Whitmore brings extensive experience in people operations and talent acquisition strategies to Canna Advisors that foster growth, innovation, and organizational effectiveness. Her first role at FASA Interactive, which brought the MechWarrior and MechCommander worlds to life on PC and Xbox, shaped Michelle’s love of emergent technology and services.
She continued in the gaming industry to become Head of HR & Talent Acquisition for SEGA of America, which broadened her experience to include multi-state and multi-division HR and talent management. During her tenure at SEGA, Michelle also served international studios in Australia, Canada, and Europe, giving her a broader people perspective and experience that contribute to Canna’s global vision.
Michelle understands the importance of carrying an organization’s vision and culture through the heart of all people programs, relying on her knowledge of employee relations, change management, and communication best practices to drive results. Michelle is an active member of the NCIA’s Human Resources Committee that focuses on solving HR-related issues unique to the cannabis industry.
She loves the diversity of the cannabis industry and working with the unique blend of people who have banded together to advance this movement and social change. Michelle adds her passion for emerging industries and acquiring the best talent to help Canna Advisors further our mission of making cannabis the next great industry.