As Public Relations and Communications Officer, Janet Rummel reports to the Executive Director and oversees the development and implementation of overall strategic public relations and communications for the District. She provides counsel and support to executive leaders, managers and the Board of Directors on internal and external communications, media relations, issues management, stakeholder engagement and organization objectives.
Experience & Background
Janet has nearly 20 years of experience in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Before joining the NTMWD in 2015, Janet spent eight years leading the Public Relations program for the $880-million Southern Delivery System regional water project at Colorado Springs Utilities – a four-service municipal utility in southern Colorado. She started in Corporate Communications at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2003 and prior to that, served as Marketing and PR Director for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. Originally from the Houston area, Janet and her family were happy to move back to their home state following her husband’s retirement from the Air Force.
In 2015, Janet and her team received the Public Communications Achievement Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for public relations on the Southern Delivery System program. She has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America for several years and recently joined the Dallas Chapter.