Charlotte HannaAdjunct Instructor
Charlotte Hanna is the founder of Community Growth Partners, a new cannabis brand that enables those directly impacted by the criminalization of marijuana to directly benefit from a now-legal, lucrative industry. In 2018, the serial entrepreneur founded Community Growth Partners, the only woman and minority owned vertically integrated cannabis company in Massachusetts. Hanna worked for 30 years in real estate, finance and philanthropy and was the VP at Goldman Sachs and the principal at Charlotte Hanna Design. Over the years she has helped launch sustainable urban farming initiatives and similarly innovative economic development programs around the country as a grantee of organizations like The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2019 she was named one of the Seven Women in Cannabis to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine. Hanna earned degrees from American University and New York University where she was an Annie Casey Foundation Research Fellow. She is married with two children and lives in Brooklyn, NY.