The organization issued the following statement:
David Ozgo has announced that he is moving on from his position as President of the Cigar Association of America. CAA wants to acknowledge David’s committed service to the Association, and is grateful for his leadership. In his time at CAA he modernized the association’s public relations and social media capability. His op-eds and interviews have been valuable in communicating industry positions. Additionally, his hard work brought in several new members. We wish David all the luck on his next venture.
The CAA says its board of directors will commence a search for a new president. The association is one of the three major trade associations representing the cigar industry. The organization positions itself to represent different sectors of the cigar industry: manufacturers, distributors, importers, online sales, tobacco and other suppliers, and supporting members. The other two organizations are the Premium Cigar Association (PCA – retailer focus) and Cigar Rights of America (CRA – consumer focused).