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Chris Atkinson

Project Executive

As Project Executive for Redmond’s Cannabis Group, Chris leads the firm’s growing portfolio of cannabis dispensary and cultivation projects. She is the leader of Redmond’s Cannabis Team. Chris brings deep expertise in cannabis operations, facility construction, and stakeholder management. To date, she has built out more than 350,000 SF of retail and cultivation facilities across the country, including 21 dispensaries and four cultivation faculties. Chris has experience working with local municipalities, state regulatory bodies, REITs, zoning, and code variances. She leads strategic outreach to nonprofit and social equity focused businesses operating in the cannabis industry, and volunteers in a variety of capacities with groups including Chicago NORML, Organic Urban Revitalization Solutions (OURS), Chicago Urban League (CUL), Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC), GrownIn, THC Staffing, Olive Harvey College, and Oakton Community College.

Did you know?

Chris used to draw comic books for Marvel, DC, Archie, and the Simpsons.