January 2024

The Cigar Rights of America (CRA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Copperman as the organization’s new Executive Director. This decision follows an extensive search and selection process aimed at finding a dynamic and experienced leader to steer CRA through its next phase of growth and advocacy.

Currently serving as the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Director at CRA, a role he will continue to hold, Mike has been instrumental in championing the rights of cigar enthusiasts and industry stakeholders. His unwavering commitment to navigating the intricate landscape of legislative and regulatory frameworks has ensured the effective representation of the organization’s members in Washington, DC.

Drawing on his extensive experience, Copperman brings a wealth of knowledge and a profound understanding of the premium cigar industry to his new position. With a proven track record in leadership and advocacy, Copperman is well-positioned to guide CRA in its mission to safeguard the rights and interests of cigar enthusiasts, manufacturers, and retailers nationwide.

As the Executive Director, Copperman will oversee the organization’s strategic direction, enhance member engagement, and lead advocacy initiatives on behalf of CRA members. His passion for the industry and dedication to preserving the traditions and businesses associated with premium cigars align seamlessly with CRA’s core values.

Robert Levin, President of CRA, expressed his excitement about Copperman’s appointment, stating:

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike as the new Executive Director of CRA. His wealth of experience and dedication to our cause make him the ideal leader to advance our mission and navigate the evolving landscape of premium cigar advocacy.”

In expressing his enthusiasm for his new role, Copperman stated:

“I am honoured to begin this next chapter at CRA at such a pivotal time for the premium cigar industry. I look forward to continuing to protect the rights and traditions that make our community unique.”

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