IPCPR Announces Staffing Changes

Columbus, GA -September 9, 2015 - The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) is pleased to announce that Mark Mann will joining the staff of IPCPR in the role of Exhibit and Sponsorship Account Manager.  He will assume the day to day responsibility for the sales and servicing of exhibitors and sponsors participating in IPCPR's annual trade show and convention.

IPCPR's CEO, Mark Pursell, stated that, "We are thrilled to have a professional of Mark's caliber joining the staff team that serves the premium cigar and pipe industry.  He brings a wealth of experience managing the trade show floor and providing exhibitors with world class service.  For the past fifteen years, Mark has worked to produce trade shows and events all over the United States.   More importantly, he comes to IPCPR with a customer-centric approach and a desire to be part of a team dedicated to a great industry."

Jeff Moran,  IPCPR Member Services Manager/Booth Sales Coordinator, will be retiring at the end of October, 2015.  "Jeff has served IPCPR and the industry with integrity and diligence for nearly ten years", noted IPCPR Membership & Trade Show Committee Chairman, Scott Regina of Emerson's Cigars, Virginia Beach, VA.  Chairman Regina added, "It's great that Mark Mann will have the benefit of Jeff's institutional knowledge and advice over the next two months."

Mark Mann resides in the Washington, DC area and will soon be joining the IPCPR staff as they await the completion of the new headquarters building located on Capitol Hill.  Mark will report to Dawn Conger, Senior Director of Associate Member Relations.


The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting premium retail tobacconists and their suppliers. IPCPR is a not-for-profit trade association organized as the advocate for the independent retail tobacconist and recognized as the "Voice of Authority and Reason" on premium tobacco related issues. IPCPR provides its members with assistance to fight draconian and onerous tobacco legislation, and brings retailers and manufacturers together in mutually advantageous business relationships.