Dina Rollman, Government & Regulatory Affairs
DINA ROLLMAN is GTI’s SVP of Government & Regulatory Affairs. In this role, she represents GTI in governmental and regulatory affairs matters at the state, local, and federal level and provides counsel on regulatory matters. Dina began her involvement with GTI and the cannabis industry in 2014 by helping GTI apply for its Illinois licenses, and thereafter served as first external and then in-house regulatory compliance and litigation counsel before transitioning to a government relations role in 2019.
Dina is an experienced attorney who, prior to joining GTI and specializing in cannabis law, was a commercial litigation partner, representing plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes throughout the country.
Dina is also the founder and President of Illinois Women in Cannabis, a not for profit group that promotes women’s role in Illinois’ medical cannabis industry. She recently taught Illinois’ first Cannabis Law & Policy course as an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Dina has lectured widely on cannabis topics, addressing national trade conferences, national legal conferences and presenting at legal seminars. Dina created GTI’s social equity License Education Application Program (LEAP), which helps to educate applicants about the adult use cannabis business application process in Illinois and prepare them to apply for the available categories of licenses.
The Chicago Sun-Times named Dina to its list of the top 10 most influential people in the Illinois cannabis industry in 2018 and she was included in the Chicago Business Journalâ€™s Chicago Women of Influence list in 2019.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.