Cigar Rights of America (CRA) has named Jorge Padron of Padron Cigars and James Young, President of Davidoff North America to its board of directors. In addition, CRA founder Jeff Borysiewicz of Corona Cigar Co.was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Initial announcements of these appointment were reported by Cigar Aficionado.
For Padron, he returns to the board after a short break. For Young, this marks his first appointment to the board of directors.
The CRA board of directors now includes:
Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company (Chairman)
Mark Brownlee, Consumer Member
Carlito Fuente, Arturo Fuente
Litto Gomez, La Flor Dominicana
Robert Levin, Ashton
Bobby Newman, J.C. Newman Cigar Company
Jorge Padron, Padron Cigars
Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
Gary Pesh, Old Virginia Tobacco
Marvin Samel, Drew Estate
James Young, Davidoff of Geneva
Arthur Zaretsky, Famous Smoke Shop