Sean Donahoe

Sean Donahoe

National Cannabis Industry Association

Sean Donahoe owns and operates Operative Campaigns LLC, which provides Strategic Guidance, Business Development, and Governmental Relations services to private clients and the general public. After a career in international relations and political campaigns, in 2012 he turned his skills to organizing in the cannabis industry, beginning with labor and patients rights projects and then moving on to help guide cannabis industry trade associations. After co-founding the California Cannabis Industry Association, he moved on in 2014 to form a consulting firm where he currently uses his background in political consulting and issue advocacy to assist clients in their navigation of state and local politics. He serves on the Legislative Committee of the California Cannabis Industry Association and on the Regulatory and Compliance Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association. With so much of the cannabis industry’s current efforts focused on local permitting and regulations, he founded the Central Coast Cannabis Council and The Hollister Cannabis Association to guide local operators and governments. Sean has also contributed his time as a Local Politics Adviser to the California Growers Association, as Vice Chair of the Brownie Mary Democrats of California, as a commissioner to the City of Oakland’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and as a mentor at the Gateway startup accelerator in Oakland. He received a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz and an MSc in Government from the London School of Economics.

sean@operativeinvestments.com