Heather Payne, a Tampa Bay local, friend and active member of the Tampa Bay cigar community has joined forces with Gran Habano. I would like to personally congratulate Heather and I look forward to more great events in the area!
Gran Habano is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Payne as their new National Sales Manager. Ms. Payne will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, collaborating with management to develop sales strategies and improve brand recognition.
She joins Gran Habano Cigars from the financial services industry and comes to the company with twenty years of progressive experience in sales, marketing and corporate management. Her past achievements include Allianz Presidents Circle Award for high volume sales as well as successful launching of a financial service firm and an internet startup.
“I am excited to be accepted as part of the Gran Habano family. I was attracted to the firm’s core values, commitment to product quality and their recognition as a national leader in the cigar industry. As a cigar lover, it is a dream come true to work in the industry of my passion and I look forward to helping this brand grow.”
In addition to being a U.S. Army Veteran and mother of two who are currently serving, Ms. Payne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University and has presided on the board of several charities including Operation Hug My Hero, Optimist Club International and Junior League.
The legacy of making cigars at Gran Habano continues to be a family affair. Established in Miami, FL, the Rico family strives for quality in every leaf and cigar in production. Honesty and passion is what compels us to make great cigars married with a sense of originality which has been the signature of our company. We look to the future with optimism and a great sense of appreciation for those who have come to know us and our brand.