September 19, 2017
For Immediate Release

Cigar News: IPCPR Announces Pursell Departure Announces Pursell Departure Date

September 19, 2017 — The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association announced today the departure of Its Chief Executive Officer, , effective October 15 of this year. Ken P. Neumann, ’s President and a Retailer from Libertyville, IL thanks Mark for his service to the association over the last three years and added, “On behalf of the Board, we appreciate the opportunity to work with Mark over the next month to ensure a smooth transition.”

John Anderson, Vice President, said, “While change can be a challenge, has a great staff team in place. They have the full support of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.”

Pursell noted, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity provided me. It has been a challenging period for the entire industry and I’m proud of the organization’s work to lead the way forward. There are many challenges remaining. has the right leadership and staff to face the future.”