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  • Writer's pictureTim Long, Tobacco Talk Media

Founders Cigar Company Welcomes New Broker

Blaine, Minnesota (January 25, 2024) – Founders Cigar Company (Founders) proudly welcomes Danica Baird to the Founders Family, joining the team as of November 1, 2023. Danica is serving as an independent broker for the Heartland region, covering Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.


Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, Danica brings a wealth of experience, having retired as a Sergeant from the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office after 12 years of commendable service. Her passion for cigars led her to achieve certifications from Tobacconist University, including Cigar 101, Sommelier Tobacconist, and Retail Tobacconist. Notably, Danica holds the prestigious title of being one of only 16 certified Master Tobacconists in the United States.


Beyond her impressive certifications, Danica is a skilled cigar roller and blender, adding a unique and artisanal touch to her expertise in the world of premium cigars. 


“We are delighted to welcome Danica to the Founders family. Her extensive knowledge and passion for cigars, combined with her background as a Master Tobacconist, make her an invaluable addition to our team. We feel she embodies the community-driven spirit and knowledge to welcome people into the world of cigars,” said Angelo, co-founder & owner of Founders Cigar Company.


Founders Cigar Company is actively growing its sales network to support local shops and bring the rich heritage and exceptional quality of Founders Cigars to aficionados in the Heartland region. As the company expands, Danica's role will play a pivotal part in connecting with local retailers and ensuring that Founders remains a consistent presence in premium cigar establishments.

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