IBWA announces new vice president of communications

International Bottled Water Association | NEWS RELEASE | April 4, 2017

IBWA announces new vice president of communications

Alexandria, VA –– The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is pleased to announce that Jill Culora has been named  vice president of communications.

Jill has worked as a communications/public relations consultant to IBWA since 2009 and has a full understanding of the many important issues facing the bottled water industry and IBWA’s members.

“Jill’s work at IBWA has included securing favorable press coverage, developing and implementing our communications strategies and initiatives, spearheading our social media activities, and writing a variety of communications content pieces,” said Joe Doss, IBWA president and CEO.

“We know that Jill will continue to bring a high level of experience and expertise to IBWA’s communications department.”

Earlier in her career, Jill worked as the head of the media relations unit at James Cook University in Australia, a newsroom print reporter (News Corporation and Tribune Media), a magazine writer (Condé Nast and BoatUS), and a producer of television (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) news programs.

Jill is a graduate of Dalhousie University where she studied political science and a graduate of the University of King’s College where she received a post-baccalaureate degree in journalism.

Jill can be reached at 703-647-4609 or by email at jculora@bottledwater.org.

To learn more about bottled water, please visit IBWA’s website: www.bottledwater.org.


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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.