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Kelsea Appelbaum

Kelsea Appelbaum

Head of Community Partnerships, Vangst

Kelsea Appelbaum has established a career in cannabis recruitment by applying her seven-plus years of team-building experience to the growing industry.

As one of the original team members at Vangst, Kelsea has gained a reputation for being able to identify candidates with exceptional leadership skills, cannabis experience and a proven track record in operating cannabis businesses to match them with companies around the world. By building an international network of candidates and companies, Kelsea continues to contribute to successful partnerships worldwide. She has successfully worked with cannabis companies in 25+ states and five countries while spearheading the retail and compliance recruitment arms of Vangst.

In Kelsea’s current role, Head of Community Partnerships at Vangst, she focuses on educating the cannabis community on building effective teams as well as analyzing industry trends to identify business opportunities. It is Kelsea’s goal to establish candidate/client partnerships that will contribute to the success of the cannabis industry as a whole.

Cannabis Jobs

October 15, 2021, 7:00:00 PM

The U.S. cannabis industry now supports over 321,000 full-time jobs. With reform efforts increasing, which markets could prove to be the most beneficial to job seekers? After presenting a statistical overview of the current cannabis employment environment and the state of the cannabis economy and related current events, noted author and expert Andrew Ward will lead a spirited discussion on inclusivity, social equity, impact of legalization and the global marketplace. He will be joined by three of the top staffing leaders in the space to discuss how a person can stand out in the most desirable cannabis job markets today and in the near future.