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Lissette McPhillips Perez-Carrillo

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Lissette Perez-Carrillo McPhillips (born 1973) is a Cuban American cigar maker who resides in Coral Gables, Florida. Lissette Perez-Carrillo founded EPC Cigar Company LLC in 2009 with her father Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and her brother Ernesto Perez-Carrillo III. Although still in its infancy, EPC Cigar Company has been highly acclaimed by the cigar industry. Their first cigar, E.P. Carrillo Inaugural Edition 2009, and their approach to marketing, has created an excitement in the cigar industry not seen in decades. Lissette is not new to the cigar business as she grew up working in the El Credito Cigar Company located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. Although many celebrities paid homage to El Credito and their stellar cigars by visiting the factory, a few of the more notable celebrities were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone. One of the most famous brands manufactured by El Credito was La Gloria Cubana (cigar brand), a brand which was eventually sold to Swedish Match in 2000. After the sale of El Credito and prior to forming EPC Cigar Co., Lissette was graduated with honors from Columbia Law School and worked at the prestigious New York law firm Paul, Weiss,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1973-07-10
Place of birth
Miami
Profession
Manufacturing

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