The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today named Donna A. Harman acting President and CEO of the Association.
Harman succeeds Juanita D. Duggan, who has resigned to pursue other interests.
Harman joined AF&PA in 2001 as Vice President of Congressional Affairs. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs in 2006, leading the Association's lobbying and policy efforts. AF&PA Board Chairman Jim Rubright, President and CEO of Rock-Tenn Co., said Ms. Harman's expertise in policy-making and extensive knowledge of the forest products industry is the confluence of talents AF&PA needs.
"With 17 years of experience representing the forest products industry in Washington, D.C., Donna brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Association at an important time," Rubright said. "The depth and strength of our capable Association staff will allow the industry to continue to move forward on the important business and public policy issues we face."