Anderson, Indiana

CEO of American Forest and Paper Association to visit campus

Mon, 2012-03-19 12:21 -- univcomm
March 19, 2012

Anderson University will welcome Donna Harman BA '81, president and chief executive officer of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) during chapel/convocation on March 20 at 11 a.m.

donna-harman-2Harman 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, Kan., 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, 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.

Chapel/convocation meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and is one setting in which individuals from the campus community gather regularly for worship, enrichment, and community building. Speakers include campus personalities and outstanding guests from many parts of the United States and the world. Students regularly participate in music and worship leadership.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.