The Boutique Cigar Association of America has named its inaugural board of directors to help the group begin on its mission of better representing the needs and concerns of the cigar industry’s smaller companies.
Dr. Gaby Kafie of Kafie 1901 Cigars, who launched the organization in August, has been named its president. Dalton Healy of Spring Street Cigars, a retailer in Tupleo, Miss., has been named vice president, while Carter Skinner of Tiburon Boutique Cigars Sales in Texas will serve as treasurer. Kerry Horney of Viajante’s Stogie Road, a cigar lifestyle website, has been named secretary.
Rounding out the board is Mike Palmer of the Florida Cigar Club, who will serve as manager; Joel Vazquez Marrero of Marrero Cigars, who will handle media relations; and Fouad Kashouty of Hiram & Solomon Cigars, who will serve as ambassador.
The term length for each board member will be two years.
Additionally, the BCAA has registered with the Department of State and has been assigned an EIN number for future non-profit business activities.