Christopher Hogan joins IBWA from the American Gas Association

Christopher Hogan joins IBWA from the American Gas Association

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has appointed a vice president of communications.

Christopher Hogan has joined IBWA from the American Gas Association where he was director of communications. He succeeds Tom Lauria, who will leave the association at the end of September to write a book, the group said yesterday (30 August).

Hogan's previous roles have included a communications and customer relations role with the American Petroleum Institute, and regulatory analyst at the Bureau of National Affairs on environmental, healthcare, and taxation issues.

"Chris has worked on national, state and local issues and created and implemented a successful national grassroots advocacy campaign," said IBWA's CEO and president, Joe Doss. "His experience working on behalf of a natural resource industry will serve him well as he communicates the facts about the bottled water industry to the media, consumers, legislators, regulators and other opinion leaders."