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CSU-Pueblo to host lunch forum for Legal Banking for Legal Cannabis

Release Date: January 25, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Press Release

PUEBLO – The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) Center for Social and Economic Justice at Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a lunch forum next month on a bold new initiative for legal cannabis in Colorado: Safe Harbor Private Banking. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch to the forum. The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Center’s Cannabis Policy Initiative, which seeks to provide a forum for cannabis policy discussions that will complement and promote the efforts of the Center.

Sundie Seefried, CEO and president of Partner Colorado Credit Union in Denver, will lead a discussion of how she designed and built a full-scope cannabis banking program at noon on Feb. 15 in the General Classroom Building 231. Seefried has served in the credit union industry since 1983 and as CEO since 2001. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Regis University.

Poised to retire in 2014, Seefried embarked on the biggest challenge of career: designing and building a full-scope cannabis banking program. The program she devised, tested, and launched has not only withstood the scrutiny of federal and state regulators, it has succeeded financially. The cannabis industry previously had little choice but to execute all its transactions in cash, but Seefried and her Partner Colorado team have made communities all over the state safer.

The CHASS Center for Social and Economic Justice will serve to advance interdisciplinary work, including research, grant activity, development of cutting edge curricula, opportunities for increased community engagement, and opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary work prior to entering a career. The Center also endorses other programmatic endeavors through linkage with health professions including public health, health education, and occupational health.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research, and service by providing leadership and access for its region, while maintaining its commitment to diversity.

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