Cigar Aficionado

CRA Announces New Board Members

The Cigar Rights of America recently announced it has appointed Dan Carr, president of General Cigar Co., to its national Board of Directors.

"General Cigar is one of the largest cigar companies in the world, and a great supporter of the work and mission of Cigar Rights of America," said Glynn Loope, executive director of CRA. "His corporate experience along with General Cigar's work with consumers and in the political arena will be true assets to the future of CRA."

CRA also said it was naming Mark Brownlee of Illinois as its first cigar consumer to serve on the Board of Directors.

Brownlee, who works for Merrill Lynch, is a lifetime member of CRA and was also one of its first members to be appointed as a CRA Ambassador.

Aside from Carr and Brownlee, the CRA Board of Directors include: Robert Levin (Ashton Distributors), Jeff Borysiewicz (Corona Cigar Co.), Gary Pesh (Old Virginia Tobacco Co.), Carlos Fuente Sr. and Carlos Fuente Jr. (Arturo Fuente Cigars), J. Paul Tucker (Oxmoor Smoke Shoppe), Jorge Padron (Padrón Cigars), Rocky Patel (Rocky Patel Premium Cigars), and Litto Gomez (La Flor Dominicana).