The Cannabis Control Commission will be gaining two new members serving five-year terms beginning in January, according to Gov. Charlie Baker’s office.
The Baker administration and Attorney General Maura Healey announced the appointments of Nurys Z. Camargo and Bruce Stebbins to the five-member panel, which oversees policy, business licenses, farming and outdoor cultivation in the rapidly emerging cannabis industry.
“Nurys Camargo and Bruce Stebbins each bring unique experience and knowledge to the Cannabis Control Commission and I am confident they’ll serve the people of our state well in these positions,” Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.
The newest appointments will bring the panel to four out of five members.
Since 2013, Camargo served as the Director of External Affairs in Massachusetts for AT&T, and before that, she was Senior Policy Advisor at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Stebbins has been a commissioner on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission since 2012, and before that served as Springfield’s business development administrator.
Stebbins and Camargo will replace Shaleen Title, whose term ended on Sept. 1 — though she is remaining in the role until Dec. 31 — and Commissioner Britte McBride, who stepped down in November.
McBride’s departure came the same day the commission voted 3-1 to finalize a number of regulations, including a new licensing framework for the home delivery of marijuana and rules to blunt anti-competitive and monopolistic actions.
“We are proud to appoint two highly qualified and experienced individuals to the CCC, and look forward to their contributions to the Commission,” Baker said in a statement. “We also thank Commissioner Title for her service to the Commission.”
Stebbins appointment fills a seat with required expertise in oversight or management in a regulated industry, which was previously held by Kay Doyle before she departed in May.
– Material from State House News Service was used in this report.