Schafrath Joins OFA

September 26, 2011 - 06:35

OFA — The Association of Horticulture Professionals has hired 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 — The Association of Horticulture Professionals has hired Jamie Schafrath, CMP, as its new 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,” remarks Michael V. Geary, OFA’s chief executive officer.

“This is an exciting time for OFA, and I look forward to being actively engaged with our members to help them be successful. I am honored to be a part of this national organization and industry. In the future our members will see expanded business development opportunities through our numerous conferences, trade shows, publications, and other member services,” Schafrath says.

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.

Schafrath was raised on an Ohio family dairy farm and holds a degree in hospitality management from The Ohio State University. She also has earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council.

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