Vice President and Senior Economist
New Frontier Data
Beau Whitney serves as Vice President and Senior Economist for New Frontier Data.
As a recognized analytics expert and cannabis economist, Whitney brings extensive experience and sophistication on every aspect of the supply chain in a vertically integrated cannabis economy. Beau’s professional experience encompasses business operations successes from Intel and TriQuint Semiconductor, where he oversaw scale amplification for semiconductors and modules to address the rapidly growing supply demands of the global mobile device market. Further, as C.O.O. of a vertically integrated, publicly traded cannabis operation, Whitney designed and implemented efficiencies into the cultivation, extraction, edible manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution operations, which directly expanded the company’s revenue from $100K to over $1.5M per month.
His focus is on the elasticity of cannabis demand, the cannabis multiplier effect, modeling of illicit to legal consumer conversions, assessing the economic impact of the cannabis industry and cannabis jobs and tax estimates have been recognized throughout the economics community. His Whitney Economics and New Frontier Data white papers analyzing the cannabis market have been referenced in Bloomberg, Forbes, Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, as well as in cannabis industry publications and across the Associated Press wire.
Whitney is a member of the American Economic Association, the Oregon chapter President of the National Association of Business Economics and participates on the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. He has provided policy recommendations at the state, national and international levels and is considered an authority on cannabis economics.