Andrea Cabral

Andrea J. Cabral is the CEO of Ascend, an adult use cannabis company based in Massachusetts. Her leadership in Ascend follows a 28-year career in government and public service. Most recently, she served as the Commonwealth’s Executive Secretary of Public Safety in the Administration of Governor Deval Patrick where she oversaw 14 statewide public safety agencies, including the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Correction, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Parole Board and the Massachusetts National Guard. From 2003 to 2013, she was the twice-elected Sheriff of Suffolk County and the first female sheriff in Massachusetts’ history.