Roland served as Texas Original’s senior vice president of sales and chief revenue officer for three years. During that time, she oversaw and drove the company’s rise to its commanding leadership position in Texas’ growing cannabis market. Prior to Texas Original, Roland served in multiple senior sales leadership roles at Citysearch, LivingSocial and Touch of Modern.
“Kelly brings deep experience growing and scaling businesses to Texas Original. She knows the intricacies of Texas’ expanding market inside and out, and her sharp focus on building momentum for Texas Original makes her invaluable to our team,” said Morris Denton, CEO of Texas Original.
Since Roland joined the company in 2019, Texas Original has expanded its product portfolio to include gummies and lozenges in addition to its tinctures, increased the frequency of its delivery routes throughout Texas, opened 14 pickup locations and worked directly with legislators to expand the Compassionate Use Program to include more conditions and fewer product restrictions.
“My first priority as Texas Original’s president is to amplify access to our medicine,” Roland said. “I’ve worked with thousands of physicians and patients throughout the state and witnessed the true power of medical cannabis. In the last three years, we have rooted every business decision in realizing our vision to transform Texas through the power and truth of medical cannabis. That leadership focus and the dedication it demands remain strong and they underscore our continued expansion over the coming months and years.”
Texas Original operates the most robust medical cannabis distribution and delivery network in Texas. The company recently opened Houston’s first permanent medical cannabis pickup location and is also building a new, large-scale vertically integrated facility in Bastrop set to open in phases in late 2022 and early 2023.
“Kelly is stepping into this role at a critical time for us. Medical cannabis is increasingly recognized as a safe and effective solution for the myriad of qualifying conditions under Texas’ Compassionate Use Program, which we anticipate will only continue to expand in 2023,” Denton added. “Kelly has set the pace for every function throughout the company—from operations to sales and distribution—to position us as the leaders we are today. There is no one better suited to accelerate our growth.”
“We have the unique opportunity to impact people’s lives, which is a responsibility that I take very seriously,” Roland added. “Texas Original was founded by Texans for Texans. We are committed to delivering the highest quality medical cannabis products to patients and remain 100% dedicated to Texas.”
Roland holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Original’s 14 statewide pickup locations and operating times can be found on the company’s website here. Texas Original’s suite of gummy, tincture and lozenge products are also available for pickup at the company’s dispensary in Austin, Texas. To learn whether you or a loved one qualifies for medical cannabis, visit www.texasoriginal.com/patients.
About Texas Original
Texas Original is the leading licensed medical cannabis producer in Texas, working alongside physicians to provide the highest quality cannabis medicine to patients and families seeking relief across the state. As fellow Texans, we are dedicated to representing the integrity of this great state with our commitment to quality, consistency and purity in every product we produce. We remain committed to advancing safe, legal access to this powerful medicine. Texas Original is headquartered in Austin, with delivery throughout the entire state. For more information, visit www.texasoriginal.com.