Donna Harman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and is recognized by industry leaders and policymakers alike as one of the leading experts 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 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. Key competitiveness policy issues for 2008 include: 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 such as the International Council of Forest & Paper Associations and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's advisory group on forest products. Before joining AF&PA in 2001 as Vice President for Congressional Affairs, Harman was Senior Counsel, Government Affairs for Champion International Corporation. Previously, she was a lobbyist for The Dow Chemical Company, and served as a legislative assistant in Congress where she specialized in energy, tax, and trade policy. Born in Elkhart, Kansas, Harman earned a bachelor's degree in public affairs from Anderson University and a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, the Society of American Foresters, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Association Committee of 100. Harman 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.