The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced the hiring of Mark Mann as the organization’s new exhibit and sponsorship account manager, a role where he will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and servicing of exhibitors and sponsors participating in the annual IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
Mark Pursell, ceo of IPCPR said that “we are thrilled to have a professional of Mark’s caliber joining the staff team that serves the premium cigar and pipe industry,” via a press release. Pursell noted that Mann brings fifteen years of experience in producing trade shows and events across the country, adding that he has “a customer-centric approach and a desire to be part of a team dedicated to a great industry.”
Mann will be taking over for Jeff Moran, who will be retiring at the end of October after serving as the IPCPR’s member services manager and booth sales coordinator. “Jeff has served IPCPR and the industry with integrity and diligence for nearly ten years,” noted Scott Regina of Emerson’s Cigars in Virginia Beach, Va., who is also the IPCPR membership & trade show committee chairman.
Mann will be based out of the IPCPR’s soon-to-open new headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill area and will report to Dawn Conger, Senior Director of Associate Member Relations.