New chairman 22nd Century

    22nd Century Group has appointed Nora Sullivan as chairman of its board of directors. Roger O’Brien has joined the board to fill the vacancy resulting from the death of Joseph Dunn.

    Sullivan has served as a director of 22nd Century Group since May 2015. Sullivan is also currently president of Sullivan Capital Partners, a financial services company providing investment banking and consulting services to businesses seeking growth through acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint venture relationships.

    Her experience includes the development and advancement of strategic initiatives and the implementation of best practice governance policies.

    O’Brien has served since 2000 as the president of O’Brien Associates, a general management consulting firm. From 1998 to 1999, O’Brien served as the chief operating officer of Ultralife Batteries, and from 1991 to 1996, he was the chief executive officer and a major shareholder of Holotek.

    “We welcome Roger to 22nd Century’s board of directors and congratulate Nora on her appointment as chairman,”┬ásaid Michael Zercher, president and chief operating officer of 22nd Century Group.

    “Roger’s extensive experience in strategy and management consulting and Nora’s deep experience in capital markets, private equity and matters of public company governance, including as a long-time member of 22nd Century’s board, will be of tremendous value to the company as we pursue our two strategic growth objectives in tobacco harm reduction and the emerging hemp/cannabis space.”