Two former Cornelius & Anthony employees are now part of the White Hat Distribution team.

Todd Vance, vp of sales, and Erica Arroyo, director of marketing and social media, are now at White Hat, the distributor of Hirochi Robaina cigars and the Soneros brand. Both were let go earlier this month when Cornelius & Anthony reduced its full-time staff and now they will serve similar roles at White Hat.

“We are incredibly excited to add two friends and industry pros that will add significant value to our growing operation,” said Spence Drake, White Hat’s founder, in a press release. “We are creating a company focused on making the best cigars on the market. Adding integral team members will help us further support our retail partners and deliver our cigars to market.”

Vance was the director of sales at Cornelius & Anthony and the former national sales manager for A.J. Fernández. Arroyo worked previously as the social media director of Cornelius & Anthony.

Charlie Minato

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