Glynn Loope is the new director of state advocacy for the Premium Cigar Association (PCA).

He has been serving as an advisor for state government affairs for the organization since November, now he moves into a full-time role. Prior to his work with PCA, Loope spent over a decade as the director of Cigar Rights of America, a different cigar industry trade group.

“We could not be more excited to have Glynn join us as we shore up our government affairs team,” said Scott Pearce, executive director for PCA, in a press release. “Glynn brings an enormous amount of experience, industry knowledge, and political know-how that will be a major boon for us as we increase our proactive fight for retailers. I think everyone in the industry knows Glynn’s passion and we know that he will continue to be a stalwart advocate for the industry.”

Joshua Habursky had been serving as the PCA’s head of government affairs for both state and federal issues.

“I first would like to offer a sincere thank you to Joshua Habursky who has shouldered both federal and state responsibilities over the past year, and has done such a great job that we haven’t lost a step in that time,” said John Anderson, president of PCA. “Now, thanks to some generous donations from our manufacturers and retailers, we are able to bring Glynn aboard. As we continue to progress in our advocacy programs, our members can be assured that we will continue to be an ever more productive voice for the industry.”

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