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Former Petco vice-president appointed True Leaf vice-chair

The change was made to grow the company’s retail and e-commerce business in the global pet care industry

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True Leaf Medicine International, a global cannabis and hemp product brand for pets, has appointed Petco veteran Jodi Watson as vice-chair of its board of directors.

Watson has more than 20 years of experience in the retail, wholesale, digital, and direct-to-consumer industries.

Most recently, she served as senior vice-president of Petco, where she was responsible for the growth of its direct-to-consumer businesses.

She also served as Petco’s interim chief marketing officer, leading the creative, media, and marketing for more than 1400 stores in the United States and online.

Watson has a master’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University (PSU).

“Ms. Watson will help guide the growth of our retail and e-commerce business, and her expertise will be invaluable as we work towards executing new lines of business, such as direct-to-consumer,” said Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer of True Leaf.

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