Andrea Brooks is founder and CEO at Sava, a digital platform that provides e-commerce solutions for curated, high-quality cannabis goods to consumers throughout California. Since founding Sava in 2015, Brooks has applied her expertise in conducting needs assessments, developing strategic partnerships, and creating new revenue sources for the company. Under her stewardship, Sava has grown to thirty-five employees and expanded its product offering to more than forty-five brands and 400 SKUs. Prior to Sava, Brooks served as a principle at Brooks Consulting and has consulted with non-government organizations around the world including Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Tanzania, Nigeria, and the United States. She is a co-founder of WEmpowered, a business community for female leaders in the cannabis industry, and a former recipient of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Fair Housing Award for developing new programming in the fields of fair housing and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Andrea has served as Vice-Chair on two separate San Francisco governmental advisory bodies, including the Commission for Animal Control and Welfare.