Donna Jarvis-Miller, CMP, CEM
Director, Membership and Events
Donna Jarvis-Miller, CMP, CEM serves as the Director, Membership, and Events for the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and is a member of the association's Executive Team. Her role at APHSA includes oversight and management of the association's eight educational events, membership relations, and the Strategic Industry Partner program.
She has nearly 25 years of experience in managing and producing successful events, including show development and production, exhibit and sponsorship sales, and event and conference management. Her industry work has included creating and executing integrated marketing plans, developing and managing education programs, overseeing and managing volunteer leader committees, association conferences, and trade shows ranging from 80 – 2,500 attendees.
She has authored articles for FORUM on "Building a Trade Show from the Floor Up" and "Eight Keys to Successful Pre-show Marketing – Get Ready (Build the Buzz)... Get Set (Drive Attendance)... Go!". She has been a panelist on Leadership and Communications as part of ASAE's Business of Meetings and for PCMA DC Chapter on Selling Exhibits in this Economy. She recently presented at both IAEE and ASAE national meetings on "You Want to Add What? Helping Stakeholders Understand the Finances of An Event".
Donna achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Cross-disciplinary Studies from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio and an Associate of Science Degree from the University of the Cumberlands. When she is not on the road connecting members with members, you can find her hanging out with her chocolate lab, Bentley!