Beau Whitney is the senior economist at New Frontier Data. Beau has a unique blend of high tech business operations skills, economics and political analysis, as well as cannabis industry experiences. While at Intel and TriQuint Semiconductor, Beau honed his business operations skills associated with quickly ramping products from low volume to high volume. This is a skill he has since transferred to the cannabis industry. He is the former chief operations officer and compliance officer of one of the largest vertically integrated, publicly traded cannabis company in North America. His experiences incorporated growing, extraction, edible manufacturing and wholesale and retail distribution operations. As an economic and policy analyst, his Whitney Economics white papers analyzing the cannabis market have been referenced in Forbes Magazine, USA Today, as well as in cannabis industry publications and across the Associated Press wire. Beau has provided policy recommendations at the state and national levels and is considered an authority on cannabis economics.