The Cigar Association of America (CAA) has named Mudi Kpohraror as the new State Government Relations Director. Kpohraror will report to Vice President Chris Newbry.

In a statement CAA President David Ozgo said “Mudi will continue to enable and advance how we advocate on behalf of our member companies to ensure that they have an active voice at the state level. Chris Newbry does an amazing job working with and directing our more than 40 state government affairs consultants across the country. With Mudi, we will add to our capabilities. We couldn’t be more thrilled he’s joined the team.”

Kpohraror’s prior experience includes working working at Twitter, the office of US Senator John Hoeven, and the North Dakota Republican Party. He also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time of service in the North Dakota National Guard.

“I am humbled and excited to be a part of such a great team and reputable organization. I look forward to working closely with the team and its member companies to represent the entire cigar industry while learning from those already actively working in the industry,” added Kpohraror.

Kpohraror will assume his role on May 23rd.