Tiffany Bowden is the Chief Happiness Officer and Co-Owner and Co-Founder of ComfyTree Enterprises and was the Founding President of Minority Cannabis Business Association and is currently serving as the Education Chair of the board. She is a cross trained business leader with a sophisticated understanding of marketing, advertising, sales, public relations, human resources, academic and institutional research, curriculum development, training and entrepreneurship. She has worked in Consumer insights for blue chip companies and uses her doctoral level market research ability to help businesses gain useful insights. Within Human Resources she has lead strategic initiatives in recruiting and retention of minority talent. As an advertising and marketing professional she has helped transform media representations to be responsible to the communities they target while driving results. Tiffany has been a advocate for diversity while doing diversity training for organizations such as the Ford Foundation, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, American Advertising Foundation and Procter & Gamble and more. She has worked to overcome diversity issues in Technology related fields. As a philanthropist she has personally raised over $20,000 in diversity scholarships. Tiffany has provided insight and business leadership to some of the most renown brands in the world included but not limited to Febreeze, Swiffer, and Mr. Clean of Procter and Gamble, McDonald’s, Groupon and other companies.
Tiffany has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism where she graduated Cum Laude focusing on Advertising Management, Global Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Public Relations.She also has a Masters Degree from Ohio University with dual emphases in Media and Cultural studies as well as Curriculum and Instruction. She is in pursuit of her PhD at the University Of Illinois where she received a full ride for Academic Excellence as a McNair Scholar and a Ford Foundation Honorable Mention Alternate. Tiffany has been bestowed several awards such as an American Advertising Foundation’s Most Promising Minority, Thurgood Marshall Scholar, Ford Foundation Honorable Mention Alternate, and Groupon 150 Club and many other professional and academic awards. Tiffany has had a focus on general business and diversity issues for more than a decade. Her academic research frequently addresses practical approaches to overcome diversity issues and she has been published in academic journals such as Qualitative Inquiry. Within Black Enterprise Magazine she educates African American Entrepreneurs on how to break into the Cannabis Industry while avoiding costly mistakes. She is a Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Diversity Facilitator, entrepreneur, investor and a partner in Cannabis Cultivation. Within her business ComfyTree Enterprises she leads Education and Consulting efforts directed towards helping entrepreneurs with application writing, business planning, marketing, and more.
Areas of expertise:
- Dispensary application writing, Managing an ancillary business, Marketing, advertising, diversity, Market Research, human resources, Public Relations, Academic Research, business planning, cultivation business, philanthropy, microlending, sales.