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A native of Louisville, KY, Kawel LauBach returned to his roots after nearly twenty-five years removed from the area. Kawel returned to assist in the burgeoning Kentucky hemp industry, providing substantive organizational and executive experience from highly successful organizations.

Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Applied Botanics, LLC, Kawel was the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, a preeminent $1.75 billion dollar hospitality brand consisting of over fifteen thousand domestic and international employees. His achievements included enterprise modernization of all administrative and guest relation functions. Kawel’s creative impact on the workplace garnered recognition from the human resource community where he was honored with CHRO of The Year (HRO Today 2015) and helped Mohegan win accolades as a premier workplace, achieving Forbes’s list of “America’s Best Employers” for the first time in its twenty-year history (2015). He was awarded “40 Under Forty” (2010) by The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania honoring innovation in business.

With over 30 years’ in both operations and HR within entertainment, logistics, aviation; with Fortune 500 companies including Caesars, UPS, Mohegan Gaming and, most notably Southwest Airlines, Kawel brings with him considerable strength as a leader with operational context coupled with HR and OD savvy.

Kawel holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. He and his wife, Leslie, and their three children live in Prospect, KY.

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A native of Calgary, Canada Dean Johnson is an experienced Senior Executive with over 25 years in oil/gas, construction, finance and cannabis. Dean has honed an unparalleled level of diverse project management and financial acumen in his contributions to Suncor, a Forbes Top 134 on the Global 2000 list. He has assisted numerous companies on development of financial controls, measurements, governance and reporting. He has been integral in developing key performance indicators (KPI’s) to assist in continuous improvement across a broad array of organizations. His skillset includes strong development and implementation skills, coupled with the ability to effectively communicate at all organizational levels, client concentrations, auditing capacities and board indices.

Dean commands excellent problem-solving skills together with the ability to build solid relationships and influence cross-functional teams. His skillset integrates effective management skills proven by understanding organizational needs, and by planning and execution of strategic programs with attention to detail and accuracy. A fiscally conservative and ethical manager focused on maximizing resources.

Dean holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing, and an advanced degree in Economics from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan Canada. He is a board certified public accountant (CPA) in Canada. He is a life time resident of Western Canada, where his family currently resides.

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As a Business Administration graduate of the University of Louisville Annette Cox (formerly Schnatter) has had a career of opening and operating multiple successful Papa John’s franchises. She brings 30 years of diverse business knowledge to the Applied Botanics Board having been deeply involved in one of the most successful pizza franchises in history.

Born and raised in the Shively neighborhood of Louisville, KY, Annette is most proud of her ardent support for the local community. As a community leader and philanthropist, Annette has served on multiple non-profit boards including the Cerebral Palsy K.I.D.S Center, The University of Louisville Board of Trustees, the University of Louisville Athletic Board, the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky YMCA and School Choice Scholarships.

Because of Annette’s love of animals, she served many roles with the Louisville Zoo including chairing a successful $12 million-dollar campaign of the award-winning Gorilla Forest exhibit, creating a wonderful educational resource for students throughout the state and region.

An avid runner, Annette recently coached Girls on the Run, a life-changing program that promotes girls empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.

Currently, Annette serves on the Board of Directors for The Parklands of Floyds Fork and is Co-Chair of The Parklands 5k Walk and Run fundraiser.

Annette’s greatest joys are her children and grandchildren. She loves being outdoors especially with her 2 Goldendoodles.

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Kawel B. LauBach

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MEMBER OF THE BOARD

A native of Louisville, KY, Kawel LauBach returned to his roots after nearly twenty-five years removed from the area. Kawel returned to assist in the burgeoning Kentucky hemp industry, providing substantive organizational and executive experience from highly successful organizations.

Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Applied Botanics, LLC, Kawel was the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, a preeminent $1.75 billion dollar hospitality brand consisting of over fifteen thousand domestic and international employees. His achievements included enterprise modernization of all administrative and guest relation functions. Kawel’s creative impact on the workplace garnered recognition from the human resource community where he was honored with CHRO of The Year (HRO Today 2015) and helped Mohegan win accolades as a premier workplace, achieving Forbes’s list of “America’s Best Employers” for the first time in its twenty-year history (2015). He was awarded “40 Under Forty” (2010) by The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania honoring innovation in business.

With over 30 years’ in both operations and HR within entertainment, logistics, aviation; with Fortune 500 companies including Caesars, UPS, Mohegan Gaming and, most notably Southwest Airlines, Kawel brings with him considerable strength as a leader with operational context coupled with HR and OD savvy.

Kawel holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from the University of Louisville. He and his wife, Leslie, and their three children live in Prospect, KY.

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Dean T. Johnson, CPA

PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
MEMBER OF THE BOARD

A native of Calgary, Canada Dean Johnson is an experienced Senior Executive with over 25 years in oil/gas, construction, finance and cannabis. Dean has honed an unparalleled level of diverse project management and financial acumen in his contributions to Suncor, a Forbes Top 134 on the Global 2000 list. He has assisted numerous companies on development of financial controls, measurements, governance and reporting. He has been integral in developing key performance indicators (KPI’s) to assist in continuous improvement across a broad array of organizations. His skillset includes strong development and implementation skills, coupled with the ability to effectively communicate at all organizational levels, client concentrations, auditing capacities and board indices.

Dean commands excellent problem-solving skills together with the ability to build solid relationships and influence cross-functional teams. His skillset integrates effective management skills proven by understanding organizational needs, and by planning and execution of strategic programs with attention to detail and accuracy. A fiscally conservative and ethical manager focused on maximizing resources.

Dean holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing, and an advanced degree in Economics from the University of Regina in Saskatchewan Canada. He is a board certified public accountant (CPA) in Canada. He is a life time resident of Western Canada, where his family currently resides.

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Annette Cox

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

As a Business Administration graduate of the University of Louisville Annette Cox (formerly Schnatter) has had a career of opening and operating multiple successful Papa John’s franchises. She brings 30 years of diverse business knowledge to the Applied Botanics Board having been deeply involved in one of the most successful pizza franchises in history.

Born and raised in the Shively neighborhood of Louisville, KY, Annette is most proud of her ardent support for the local community. As a community leader and philanthropist, Annette has served on multiple non-profit boards including the Cerebral Palsy K.I.D.S Center, The University of Louisville Board of Trustees, the University of Louisville Athletic Board, the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky YMCA and School Choice Scholarships.

Because of Annette’s love of animals, she served many roles with the Louisville Zoo including chairing a successful $12 million-dollar campaign of the award-winning Gorilla Forest exhibit, creating a wonderful educational resource for students throughout the state and region.

An avid runner, Annette recently coached Girls on the Run, a life-changing program that promotes girls empowerment by teaching life skills through lessons and running.

Currently, Annette serves on the Board of Directors for The Parklands of Floyds Fork and is Co-Chair of The Parklands 5k Walk and Run fundraiser.

Annette’s greatest joys are her children and grandchildren. She loves being outdoors especially with her 2 Goldendoodles.

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