The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) announces the hiring of Scott C. Pearce as Executive Director. Scott C Pearce comes to the IPCPR with over 18 years of association and non-profit experience. He brings extensive knowledge as a marketing leader in the trade association industry. His most recent role was the Director of Marketing with the American College of Radiology where he oversaw marketing strategies that increased membership and engagement, generated over $30 million in non-dues revenue, and helped advocacy and social campaigns gain national exposure.
Pearce earned his MBA from Temple University, where he developed a passion for applying smart marketing and business theories to drive innovation in associations. Pearce has also been an avid cigar smoker for over a decade and is looking forward to leveraging the totality of his experiences to support the industry.
Ken P Neumann, IPCPR President, says “The board of directors would like to thank our IPCPR staff as they have worked to make sure everything was handled smoothly while the search committee went through nearly six months of interviews. We are excited to announce the hiring of Scott Pearce and are confident that he will do everything necessary to help our retailers for years to come.” Scott’s first official day as Executive Director for the IPCPR will be Monday, May 7, 2018.
The IPCPR also announces the promotion of Dawn Conger to Vice President of Operations. Since 2012, Dawn Conger has served as the director and main point of contact for the IPCPR Annual Convention & International Trade Show. She is responsible for spearheading all aspects of the annual trade show planning and management—including marketing, budgeting, logistics, staff and vendor management. Dawn brings seventeen years of association experience to her new role as Vice President of Operations. Scott Regina, IPCPR Membership and Tradeshow Chairman, says “A well-deserved promotion for a very talented and dedicated individual. Dawn continues to go above and beyond with every aspect of her job and is key for the association’s continued success.” Dawn’s promotion was effective April 19, 2018 and she assumes additional responsibilities including operations, human resources and contract management.