Posted by Bill Bowen on May 10, 2021
The speaker for our May 13th meeting will be Manndie Tingler.  Manndie Tingler is a recognized sales and marketing executive with 14 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing. Tingler is the Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of Khemia, a cannabis brand for women. Manndie previously served as Director of Business Development at Papa & Barkley and played an integral role in helping to elevate the company to its success during its first 19 months of operation. For the last two years, Manndie Tingler has provided cannabis business development consulting services to brands throughout California, assisting them with go-to-market strategies and brand development planning.
As a natural entrepreneur, networker, connector, human rights advocate, and cannabis lobbyist, Manndie holds one of the 16 seats on the National Cannabis Industry Association's (NCIA) Board of Directors. As a member of NCIA's Board of Directors Tingler advocates for the cannabis industry at the federal level and currently lobbies for policy reform measures such as the SAFE Banking Act, cannabis rescheduling, social equity, and 280E tax reform. Manndie Tingler is also passionate about cannabis education and advocacy and is a Board member for CannaMommy, which advocates for the use of plants over pills for mothers at all stages of motherhood. Tingler also provides ongoing cannabis education to adults and seniors across Northern California through Cannabis THC/CBD 101 seminars which are taught in collaboration with several nurses and physicians. In 2019, the Lady Jane Society of the Central Valley recognized Manndie as the “Cannabis Community Leader of the Year '' for her dedication towards building community in the cannabis industry and her commitment to the empowerment of women in cannabis.
In 2020 Tingler was acknowledged by Green Market Report as one of the “Top 100 Most Important Women in Weed” and she was also featured in the 2020 issue of Women and Weed magazine as one of the industries top 10 women to know in cannabis. Over her career in cannabis, Manndie has founded the goto-market plan for 6 successful manufacturing and distribution companies in Northern California and helped to develop and represent products with an excellent track record, achieving 19 industry award wins, including Best Edibles, Best Topicals, Best Tinctures, and Best Concentrates from industry competitions like the Emerald Cup, High Times, and the Chalice Cup.