Cigar News: IPCPR Hires New CEO Mark Pursell

Cigar News: Hires New CEO Mark Pursell

Hires New CEO Mark Pursell

Washington, DC-After intensive searching, the has named Mark Pursell as the new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Pursell was the Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Mr. Pursell brings a wealth of experience in business development, membership marketing, sales and association management to the .

At NAHB, Mr. Pursell fostered relationships with key industry suppliers and executive management while engaging stakeholders to work together on industry issues, both internal and external. He was instrumental in the continued success of the International Builders’ Show, the largest light construction trade show in the world.

“The is excited for the direction that Mark will take us in,” said President Finnie Helmuth “his proven success in tradeshow management, publishing, education marketing and advertising businesses will allow him to take the to exciting new levels.”

He has held similar positions at the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Mr. Pursell also served the United Nations Industrial Development Organization as an Investment Officer providing U.S. firms with project finance and capital services in overseas markets. He started
his career with Equitable/DLJ Securities.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

This article was written by Kyle Whalen. Kyle is the Public Relations Manager for the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association and can be reached at More information can be found online at

June 20th, 2014
Contact: Kyle Whalen
(706) 494-1143

Cigar News: Hires New CEO Mark Pursell