Lauren Fraser

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Cannabis Distribution Association

Lauren Fraser is Co-Founder and Executive Director for the Cannabis Distribution Association, which was founded in June 2016 and today has over 60 members across California. Lauren has been a champion for the cannabis distribution segment for the past several years, as an operator and as an organized representative. In 2015, she co-founded River Distribution which became the first and one of the largest permitted cannabis distributors in the State. Today she supports licensed distributors and those seeking licenses through her work with the Association and as an independent consultant. In addition to her role with CDA, Lauren sits on the Board for California Growers Association.Prior to the cannabis industry, Lauren worked in financial services with The Vanguard Group, as Human Resources and Corporate Wellness Director for IDEA Health & Fitness Association - the largest association of fitness professionals globally, and as an independent consultant for startups in multiple industries including fitness, health and wellness, entertainment, luxury, medical device, and green technology.

Lauren holds a degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University and shares a life-long passion for social entrepreneurship.