Alex Clark is the executive director of The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA). As a volunteer and CASAA’s first paid, full-time legislative coordinator, Alex has been responsible for the organization’s legislative advocacy and grassroots engagement for the past three years.
Andrew Osborne is the president and co-founder of Vapor Trail Electronics Inc, which was one of the first vapor retail stores in New York State. He was named co-chairman of the NY chapter of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) in 2015 and was elected to the national board of SFATA in 2016. Currently, Andrew is the Vice-President of the New York State Vapor Association (NYSVA).
Prior to entering the vapor products industry, Andrew had extensive experience working with the FDA and other government agencies and he received a federal license in customs brokerage.
Deanna Clark-Esposito is the Managing Attorney of the New York City based Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C., a boutique firm rooted in assisting domestic and foreign companies with matters involving US federal laws including, the FDA and “Tobacco Products” (e-cigs/e-liquids/hookah, etc.), US Customs and imports, and Dept. of Commerce and OFAC on exports. She will be presenting on “Making Sense of FDA’s ‘Tobacco Products’ Compliance Framework” where she will provide an overview of current obligations, deadlines, and what is on the horizon for the vape industry in terms of FDA regulations and compliance. Deanna will also be offering 20 min. one-on-one sessions for additional discussion with exhibitors and attendees alike. Deanna writes editorial content on FDA legal compliance for the vape industry’s “B2B Wholesaler Magazine.” More about her and the firm may be found at www.clarkespositolaw.com
Gregory Conley is the president of the American Vaping Association (AVA), a nonprofit organization that champions regulatory policies toward vapor products designed to maximize the effectiveness of vaping for quitting smoking. He is one of the most prominent defenders of vaping in the United States and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. In addition to his work with the AVA, Mr. Conley is an attorney and a consultant on vaping legislative and regulatory issues. He began working on vaping issues in 2010 after quitting smoking with a vapor product while in law school. He served as the pro bono legislative director for the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association from 2011 to 2014.