Around the Industry 09/27/2011
Find out who filled OFA’s newest staff position
The Association of Horticulture Professionals announces the hiring of Ms. Jamie Schafrath, CMP, as its Director Business Development. Schafrath will lead a team of staff and volunteers to help OFA members maximize their business opportunities.
“OFA is growing, and we want to ensure that our organization is well prepared to help members be successful. In these challenging economic times, this newly-created position will facilitate new business relationships for our members to help them stay competitive, and help to strengthen the horticulture industry,” said Michael V. Geary, CAE, OFA’s Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining OFA, Schafrath spent seven years as a National Sales Manager for Experience Columbus, the convention and visitor’s bureau for Central Ohio. She focused on the agriculture, transportation, legal, political, and government markets in Washington, DC and Chicago.
Jamie, who was raised on an Ohio family dairy farm, holds a degree in hospitality management from The Ohio State University, and earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council.