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Donna Harman

President and CEO

American Forest & Paper Association

Donna Harman is president and chief executive officer of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and is recognized by industry leaders and national public policymakers as one of the leading experts on public policy for the pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing sector, which comprises nearly 4 percent of the nation’s manufacturing output.

Before assuming her current role in 2007, Harman was AF&PA’s senior vice president, policy and government affairs. She worked previously in government affairs for Champion International Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company after serving as a legislative assistant in Congress.

Harman is a member of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest Industries and the past president of the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations. She is also a past chair of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations where she served on the NAM Board of Directors. Harman currently serves on the Anderson University Board of Trustees and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Forest Products Industry National Labor Management Committee.

Born in Elkhart, Kansas, Harman earned a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Anderson University (Indiana) and a law degree from the American University. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Association Committee of 100, is on RISI’s Top 50 Power List for the pulp and paper industry, and was named to CEO Update’s 2013 Top Association CEOs list.


Post-midterm Elections Update: What Lies Ahead for Containerboard?

Day 1

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

  • Implications of the mid-term congressional elections
  • What are key regulatory challenges facing the containerboard industry?
  • Update on current tariff battle and what it means for US containerboard producers

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