Kimberly A. Betesh
Bachelor of Science, Accountancy
Pennsylvania State University
Current CEO, Hollywood Emporium, LLC.
Current active alumni and proud ambassador of Oaksterdam University.
Adjunct Professor, Stockton University (Internship Preparatory course – General Cannabis Studies (required 4 credit course for all cannabis minor students).
Former Broker for electronic shopping channels with Jean Murray Talent & Promotions (QVC) – managed accounts totaling $45m in sales).
Former auditor for Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers).
On-going activities: Patient advocate; pro legalization emissary; Minorities4MedicalMarijuana outreach volunteer, DFO volunteer.
Kim’s broad knowledge of accounting and retail at both Coopers & Lybrand and Jean Murray Talent & Promotions (QVC) have propelled her in to the exciting and ever-changing Cannabis industry. For the past 7 years, Kim has managed operations of Hollywood Smokin in New Jersey. She remains involved with Oaksterdam University on a volunteer basis because it is thru education, she has been able to help so many patients and consumers. Kim continuously offers of her time and energy to attend and assist Oaksterdam University at various events in New York City, New York, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oakland, California and Barcelona, Spain over the past 5 years. This will be Kim’s fourth year returning to Jamaica for the RastaRootz Festival, her second Year teaching a Business Essentials course in Jamaica as well as assisting in the Rootzfest committee in the administration of the judging of the GanJamaicaCup. We are proud to have Kim join our continued support of global participation and advancement of the cannabis industry through education.
Kim is the proud mother of two boys, ages 23 and 25; lives on the shores of New Jersey with her two rescued Shar peis; enjoys reading, pickleball, concerts, learning to surf, travelling and spending time with friends and family.