The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has a new–but well-known–full time director of state advocacy. The trade association announced that Glynn Loope, former executive director of Cigar Rights of America (CRA) of 12 years, will take on the position of director of state advocacy within PCA where he will oversee all state and local advocacy on behalf of the trade organization.
In a press release, PCA executive director Scott Pearce commented: “We could not be more excited to have Glynn join us as we shore up our government affairs team. Glynn brings an enormous amount of experience, industry knowledge, and political know-how that will be a major boon for us as we increase our proactive fight for retailers. I think everyone in the industry knows Glynn’s passion and we know that he will continue to be a stalwart advocate for the industry.”
John Anderson, president of PCA, referred to Loope joining the organization as being a “welcomed step to getting PCA’s advocacy team back to where it was pre-COVID.”