Matt Dogali, the senior director of state affairs for the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), will resign effective Jan. 24.

Dogali started with the organization in 2013 focusing on the IPCPR’s efforts at the state level. He is now leaving the organization to be the executive director of The President’s Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry, an alcohol trade group.

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Replacing him will be Rachel Hyde, who is currently the deputy director of state affairs for the organization. Hyde also joined the organization in 2013.

The IPCPR is also without a ceo after the departure of Mark Pursell in mid-October.

Charlie Minato

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