IPCPR Announces New State Affairs Director

Rachel Hyde, Director of State Affairs at IPCPR
Rachel Hyde, Director of State Affairs at IPCPR

The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced staff changes as its search for a new CEO to replace Mark Pursell continues into the new year.

In a press release, the trade association revealed that Matt Dogali, senior director of state affairs, has resigned from his position at the IPCPR, effective Jan. 24, 2018. Doglai has led the IPCPR’s state team since 2013. His team has been responsible for representing the interests of tobacconists in state capitals across the country.

“I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work alongside dedicated IPCPR members, board members, an staff over the past five years. I look forward to continuing a partnership with IPCPR in the future as executive director of the President’s Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry.”