Glynn Loope

PCA Makes Promotions, Announces Vision50 Initiative

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA), one of the cigar industry’s main trade organizations, has announced that it has made two promotions and announced Vision50, a…

PCA Hires Glynn Loope As State Advocacy Director

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…

Boutique Cigar Association Announces New Mission, Resignation of Dr. Gaby Kafie as President

Just about 3 1/2 years after its founding as an organization to better represent the needs and concerns of the cigar industry’s smaller companies, the…

PCA Promotes Joshua Habursky, Announces Glynn Loope as Advisor

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced its new leadership structure to government lobbying. Joshua Habursky has been promoted from director of federal affairs to…

Glynn Loope Leaving Cigar Rights of America Later This Year

Glynn Loope, the longtime executive director and face of Cigar Rights of America (CRA), will step down on Nov. 4, 2020, the day after the…

Coalition of American Cigar Rollers Launches as Advocacy Group

The Coalition of American Cigar Rollers, a new organization that seeks to serve as the voice of the country’s domestic cigar making operations has announced…

Cigar Rights of America Sends Letter to 50 Governors Regarding FDA Regulation

Cigar Rights of America, one of the nation’s three largest cigar trade groups, has sent a letter to each of the 50 states governors, informing…

Premium Cigar Exemption, Predicate Date Change Included in FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congress will once again take up the issue of whether to reverse or modify regulations from premium cigars, though this time the strategy is a…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Write Open Letter to Congress Regarding Omnibus Bill

The three largest cigar trade groups are asking Congress for help. A letter from the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA)…

CRA & IPCPR Issue Statement on FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Delay

Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have issued a joint statement regarding the announcement that the…

Cigar Trade Groups Plan Lawsuit Against FDA

The Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers’ Association (IPCPR) will file a lawsuit by…