IBWA Announces New Manager of Membership Services

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2011


ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is proud to announce that Dennis Carpenter has joined IBWA as Manager of Membership Services. His responsibilities include membership recruitment and retention as well as membership department administrative tasks including invoicing and reporting.

Mr. Carpenter came to IBWA after serving Manager, Membership Operations for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Inc. in Greenbelt, Maryland. In this role, Mr. Carpenter successful brought out-sourced membership operations in-house from third-party membership services vendors, resulting in substantial annual savings to the Association. Before NABA, Mr. Carpenter worked as Membership Manager for SRA International in Arlington, Virginia, where he successfully increased membership by 72 percent within three years and developed additional revenue streams by planning national networking events.

He also served as Registration Specialist for “NeighborWorks” in Washington, D.C. where he assisted in the development of a new, enhanced database for member servicing and meeting registration.

As a volunteer, Dennis has also been a committed mentor to at-risk male youth within the foster care system for 8 years. Dennis’ successes as a mentor include mentoring over 20 youth, many of whom have been adopted, placed with permanent families, and reunited with their biological families.

Dennis Carpenter is a graduate of the Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa with B.A. in Psychology. He has been a member of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) since 2004. He can be reached by phone at 703.647.4615 or by email at [email protected]

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Contact: Tom Lauria
703.647.4609 office / 703.887.4056 cellphone

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products. In addition to FDA and state regulations, the Association requires member bottlers to adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice is an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization. Consumers can contact IBWA at 1-800-WATER-11 or log onto IBWA's web site (www.bottledwater.org) for more information about bottled water and a list of members' brands. Media inquiries can be directed to IBWA Vice President of Communications Tom Lauria at 703-647-4609 or [email protected]