Donna Harman

President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Forest and Paper Association
Date - July 22, 2024, 1:58 am
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Donna Harman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), is recognized by industry leaders and policymakers alike as a leading expert on public policy concerning the forest products industry. As the industry’s voice on public policy at all levels of government, Harman works with AF&PA’s 165 members to advance policies that promote a strong and sustainable U.S. forest products industry in the global marketplace. Harman has spearheaded a robust industry effort to engage Members of Congress and U.S. agency officials to help them make informed decisions on laws and regulations important to the industry’s competitiveness, including: bioenergy mandates, climate change, increasing energy supply, tax policies, green procurement for wood and paper products, and recycling. In addition, Harman carries the industry messages to international arenas.

Born in Elkhart, Kansas, Harman earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Anderson University and a law degree from American University. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Society of American Foresters. She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Council for Capital Formation, the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations, and is Secretary-Treasurer of the Forest Products Industry National Labor Management Committee. She also serves on the Corporate Advisory Council to the International Congressional Conservation Foundation.

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