Kelly Shea is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Corporate Communications at Charlotte’s Web (CW), the market leader in hemp CBD extract products. In this role, Kelly has oversight of CW’s Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications and Customer Education departments. Her day-to-day responsibilities include: aligning the company’s business goals with both state and federal policies with the goal of continuing Charlotte’s Web’s mission; ensuring that CW products pay respect to the planet and support local and global communities; educating the media, the hemp industry, lawmakers and consumers about the vast health and wellness potential of century-old hemp. Kelly has cultivated nearly 30 years of agricultural industry experience. Her sustainability expertise is informed by the time she has spent in boots on the farm and heels on Capitol Hill. She recently transitioned her off-duty energy into starting a foundation that addresses the intersection between climate change and communities, faith and farming.