Donna Valponi

Vice President, Communications and Membership

Donna Valponi joined the AAFP in 2005 and provides strategic oversight of the organization’s communications (marketing, news, public relations and Web sites), membership, contact center, and meetings and conventions management initiatives. Prior to joining the AAFP, Valponi was vice president of marketing at Union Station Kansas City, leading a staff of 50 and directing the activities of the marketing and membership programs. Valponi’s responsibilities at Union Station included brand management, communications, public relations, advertising and promotions.

Valponi held a variety of positions during her tenure at Hallmark Cards, Inc., which most recently included vice president of supplier development at, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kansas City-based greeting card company. Her responsibilities included sales management, marketing and new business development.

Valponi serves on the Starwood Hotels Meeting Advisory Board. She is involved in a number of community activities in the greater Kansas City area, including serving on the board of directors of the Jackson County Free Health Clinic. In addition, she serves on the strategic planning committee for the Kansas City affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Valponi received a master’s in business administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.