Turning Point Brands (TPB) has appointed Brittani Cushman as general counsel, effective Oct. 31. James Dobbins, TPB senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, will retire that day following more than 20 years leading the company’s legal and governance functions.
Cushman currently serves as senior vice president of external affairs in the company’s legal department. She joined TPB as director of external affairs in 2014. During her tenure with the company, Cushman has been a key driver of initiatives related to the company’s policy strategy and regulatory filings along with advising on significant acquisitions, TPB wrote in a statement. Prior to joining TPB, Cushman served as general counsel at a privately held tobacco product manufacturer.
“James has been an invaluable resource for our growing organization during his tenure with the company, including the successful initial public offering in 2016,” said Larry Wexler, president and CEO of TPB. “The board of directors and executive team thank James for his leadership and service to the company. I am particularly pleased that he has agreed to remain with the company in a consulting role.”
Cushman will assume the role of deputy general counsel immediately, working with Dobbins to ensure a seamless transition ahead of his departure.
“Brittani has been a critical piece of our leadership team,” Wexler commented. “Since joining the company, her unique skillset and forward-thinking contributions have strengthened the business. Brittani’s ability to diagnose and respond to evolving legal landscapes will be a significant factor to our continued success.”