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Tami Longaberger is chair of the board and CEO of The Longaberger Company. The eldest daughter of founder Dave Longaberger, she joined the company in 1984, was named president in 1994 and chief executive officer in 1998. The Longaberger Company, a leading employer in Ohio, is the premier U.S. maker of handcrafted baskets and offers other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron, fabric accessories and specialty foods. The company was founded in 1973.A respected leader and active participant in international, national and statewide affairs, Tami was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to the five-member U.S. delegation to the United Nations' 60th Session of the Commission on Human Rights, held in Geneva, Switzerland. She is past board chair and member of the national Direct Selling Association and was appointed by former Governor and current U.S. Senator George Voinovich to The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, for which she currently serves as chair.