420° Year in Review: Cannabis Banking Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 1 PM EST | 90 Minutes

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420° is not a typical unit of measurement.  But for those of you in the know, “420” is a cannabis holiday of sorts.  If you think about it – we’ve come full circle, and then some this year, in the world of cannabis.  But where are we going and who’s along for the ride?

This brings us to our virtual event, “420° Year in Review”  

Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at 1 pm EST, as we take a holistic educational approach and share insights from:

  • Green Check Verified subject matter experts
  • Chris Zoeller, SVP, Relationship Manager – CFG Bank, Baltimore, MD
  • Adam Stettner, CEO – Fundcanna, Solana Beach, CA

We will cover:

  • The Biden Announcement and a few takeaways
  • State elections surrounding cannabis legalization and what this means
  • Why more banks came on board to support the industry
  • Financial services options for cannabis businesses which include traditional and non-traditional lending
  • GCV: Where we’ve been, who we are now, and what our future looks like

Q&A and Takeaways

  • 90-day access to recording/slides


Financial Institutions, Cannabis Businesses & Those That Serve the Industry, including, but not limited to:

  • Board members 
  • CEOs & CFOs
  • Compliance and risk officers
  • Branch operations managers
  • Business development teams
  • Lending officers
  • Marketing and communications teams


Paul Dunford

Co-Founder and VP of Knowledge, Green Check

Paul is a co-founder of Green Check Verified, where he is the VP of Knowledge. Paul oversees the development and management of compliance programs for Green Check Verified’s clients, with a focus on state-level compliance as well as compliance around federal guidance.

Stacy Litke

VP, Banking Programs, Green Check

Stacy Litke, VP of Banking Programs leads the client facing cannabis banking teams at Green Check.  Stacy has decades of experience in banking and has seen the financial services industry from the seats of Community Banker, FinTech Leader and Technology Consultant. In her role at Green Check, she and her team have developed best practices for banking the cannabis industry through working with more than one hundred financial institutions as they work to evaluate and implement cannabis banking programs, and conversations with regulators and examiners.

Peter Su

SVP, National Relationship Manager, Green Check Verified

Peter Su has 20+ years of banking experience under his belt with stops at HSBC, Signature Bank, Dime and East West Bank. He has grown a de novo cannabis banking program from the ground up, as well as joined a developed cannabis banking program with an eye to go national. He is currently on the Banking and Financial Services committee of the NCIA, and chairs the B&FS committee for the NYCCIA.

Chris Zoeller

Vice President, CFG Bank

Chris Zoeller is Senior Vice President of CFG Bank, a full-service commercial banking institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris is responsible for relationship development, and loan and deposit production, including cannabis lending. Chris is a certified cannabis banker and was instrumental in helping CFG Bank implement its cannabis banking program.

Adam Stettner

CEO, Fundcanna

Adam has 30 years of finance experience of which the last 20 years have been in consumer and commercial lending. In that time he has founded and run companies that have originated approximately $20 Billion of on balance sheet assets. He has partnered with banks, been on executive teams that have taken companies public, merged with a Fortune 500 company and brought private equity into his last company resulting in a takeover/merger of an industry peer. Adam has focused his efforts on cannabis funding since founding FundCanna in 2021.

Erica El Hilali

Head of Account Management, PayQwick - Powered by Green Check

Erica El Hilali, as the Head of Account Management, launched PayQwick’s account management program serving banking and payment solutions for cannabis-related and ancillary businesses in 12 states. Erica holds an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota. She has a decade and a half of experience working in ACH, treasury management, software, risk management, and cannabis banking. She serves on the Emerging Market Coalition Payments working group creating standards and best practices in payments for the cannabis industry.