January 22, 2013 (Columbus, GA) — At the end of January, Kevin “Kip” Talley will be the new IPCPR Senior Director of Federal Legislative Affairs. Kip replaces former Director Christy Sammon due to the position being moved to Washington, DC to better serve IPCPR members. The IPCPR Board and Staff thank Christy for her hard work and wish her every success in the future.
Kevin (Kip) Talley - IPCPR - Jan 2013

(Photo courtesy of IPCPR)

Kip worked previously with the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association. His extensive personal relationships with decision makers on Capitol Hill will enable the IPCPRs message to be heard even more clearly and effectively.

While at NRLCA, Kip particularly excelled at growing their PAC and looks forward to doing the same with IPCPR. His innovative approach to fund-raising and donor recognition led the PAC to exceed goals for each election cycle.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.