June 7th, 2022 at 10am PT  

During this members-only webinar, we will be covering the following: 

  • Journey to Curaleaf. How a multi-talented commercial insurance executive by day, DJ ChozaH by night, became one of the top executives at the world's largest cannabis company
  • How accounting and insurance are intertwined. The accountant’s role when it comes to risk assessment and asset protection
  • Cannabis competency in government
  • Diversity at Curaleaf the 420 Initiative

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Al Ochosa

DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE, RISK, & SAFETY (IRS) COMPLIANCE at CURALEAF


Al is a passionate and energetic cannabis professional celebrating the wave of change sweeping across the globe! Al currently serves as the Director of Insurance, Risk, and Safety (IRS) Compliance at Curaleaf. As a new position within Curaleaf, the IRS Director is responsible for managing, administering and optimizing the Company’s national insurance portfolio, building and administering the Company's risk assessment and asset protection programs as well as the business continuity and safety compliance (OSHA) programs, among numerous other duties. Al reports directly to Curaleaf's Chief Compliance Officer.

Curaleaf is the world's largest cannabis company by revenue and the most diversified vertically integrated cannabis company in the United States, the world's largest cannabis market, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption.. Curaleaf currently has operations in 23 states, with the Company having affiliated operations spanning over 135 dispensary licenses, 88 operational dispensary locations, over 30 processing facilities and 22 cultivation sites with 1.6 million square feet of current cultivation capacity, and employs over 3,000 people across the United States. With the transformative acquisitions of Select and Grassroots in 2020, Curaleaf's expanded geographic presence now offers access to medical or adult use Cannabis to more than 192 million people, or roughly two-thirds of the United States population.

Prior to Curaleaf, Al served as the Senior Director of Licensing & Corporate Relations for Cura Partners/Select, previously one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis companies on the West Coast. Cura Partners/Select was acquired by Curaleaf in February 2020. He had managed corporate relationships for Cura encompassing State regulatory agencies like OLCC, ODA, BCC, and CDPH as well as various local municipalities, associations, and surrounding communities. With an eye for precision, Al oversaw Cura’s licensing and permitting, risk management and insurance, facility oversight and construction, expansion planning, community outreach, and other special project management duties in all jurisdictions where Cura was operational. In 2018, Cura Partners/Select was named the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Oregon (ever!) and placed #45 on the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies that same year.