2022 Juror

Kary Radestock


Hippo Premium Packaging

Kary Radestock

SAN DIEGO, USA // Kary Radestock, Founder and CEO of Hippo Premium Packaging, has decades of award-winning print and packaging experience, and has worked with some of the top brands in the world. She launched Hippo to bring a higher level of craftmanship along with professional-level packaging and brand-building solutions to the emerging cannabis industry.

Kary quickly became a leader in the industry. She was named “Cannabis Industry Woman of the Year” and has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events. She also has a regular column in mg magazine, and is a noted thought-leader on topics relating to cannabis packaging and business building.

As an industry pioneer, she was given the prestigious PAC Global Award for packaging excellence, which marked the first time this was awarded to a cannabis product.

Kary spent years serving on the NCIA Marketing & Advertising Committee - is currently the Chair Emeritus, served as a juror for the Clio Cannabis Awards in 2021and is a judge for the PAC Global Packaging Awards.

As an entrepreneur and business owner who started with just one employee, Kary knows what it takes to grow a company and overcome obstacles. She loves to share her roadmap to success, and help others navigate the complex and evolving cannabis industry she now happily calls home.

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