Laila Makled, Manager, Operations

Laila Makled is the Manager of Operations for New Frontier Data. Laila Makled is the Manager of Operations for New Frontier Data. Laila supports the New Frontier Data team by laying out systems and processes to ensure a streamlined workflow in areas such as hiring, training, and accounting.

She joined the team in July 2017 from Stones’ Phones, a progressive political consulting firm, where she worked with such clients as the American Civil Liberties Union, Drug Policy Alliance, and the Human Rights Campaign. While there, she ran an onboarding and training program to facilitate the success and retention of new employees.

Makled is also the Advocacy Relations Chair for the annual National Cannabis Festival (NCF) in Washington, D.C. In that role, she coordinates the participation of 28 drug policy and criminal justice reform advocacy groups, including Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the National Cannabis Industry Association, and Congressional speakers such as Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Rep. Tom Garrett, Jr. (R-Va.), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.). From 2015-2017, Laila was the founding chair of the D.C. chapter of Women Grow, an international women’s cannabis business networking organization. As chair, Makled hosted nearly two dozen networking events in the Greater Capital Area, and helped draw more than 1,000 attendees with guest speakers including Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).

Makled was born and raised in Michigan, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy graduating with honors from Michigan State University in East Lansing.