IBWA Announces New Manager of Membership Services

International Bottled Water Association | Immediate Release | March 23, 2011

IBWA Announces New Manager of Membership Services

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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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, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling. 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, to set comprehensive and stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products.  

In addition to FDA regulations, IBWA member bottlers must 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 a mandatory annual plant inspection by an independent, third-party organization.  

IBWA is proud to be a partner with Keep America Beautiful and a supporter of Drink Up, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which encourages Americans to drink more water more often – whether from the tap, a filter, or in a bottle. Choosing water is always the healthy choice.