Shayron Barnes-Selby Vice President, Government Affairs and ESG Programs
Shayron Barnes-Selby was appointed Vice President of Government Affairs and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Programs in February 2019. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Barnes-Selby served in various leadership roles at DS Services, a Cott Corporation subsidiary, including as Vice President, Government Affairs and Quality Services from May 2014 to February 2019.
Ms. Barnes-Selby has represented and promoted the interest of DS Services with regulators and legislators at the state and federal levels and ensured that DS Services met or exceeded all applicable bottled water regulations. Ms. Barnes-Selby has dedicated over 30 years of service to the bottled water industry starting in 1987 when she served as the Quality Assurance Manager at Alamance Foods/Triton Water Company in Burlington, North Carolina.
Ms. Barnes-Selby has for many years been an active advocate on behalf of the bottled water industry. She has been a fixture at International Bottled Water Association Capitol Hill events, meeting with elected officials to educate them about bottled water industry issues. In addition to her federal work, Ms. Barnes-Selby addresses industry issues at the state and local level.
In 2006, Shayron was awarded the IBWA Directors’ Award for her advocacy efforts and commitment to the bottled water industry and IBWA. In 2014, Ms. Barnes-Selby was the first recipient of a new advocacy award created by the association to recognize an IBWA member or nonmember whose advocacy efforts have had a positive impact on the national and global conversation about the larger public policy issues important to the bottled water industry. During the 2014 IBWA awards ceremony, this award was officially renamed the IBWA/Selby Advocacy Award (affectionately referred to as “The Selby”).
In 2016, Ms. Barnes-Selby was elected by the membership to serve as IBWA chairwoman. She was the second woman to hold this position in the trade association's 60 year history. Shayron is currently a member of the IBWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. She has also served on various IBWA committees, most notably the Government Relations Committee, of which she was the co-chair for many years, and the IBWA Political Action Committee Board. Shayron has also served as co-chair of IBWA’s technical and education committees. She has given freely of her time to IBWA, often participating as an instructor for IBWA’s popular Certified Plant Operator educational study session, which is held every year during the IBWA Business Conference and Trade Show.
Ms. Barnes-Selby was inducted into the IBWA Hall of Fame during the IBWA annual business conference and trade show on November 14, 2018.
Ms. Barnes-Selby holds a B. A. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G); and a Masters of Education (M. Ed) in Public Health from UNC-G.