Vice President, Local Chamber Relations
Snyder was named vice president of local chamber relations in April 2007. He joined the CalChamber as director of local chamber services in April 2000. In that position, he has served as an information resource for chamber of commerce executives around the West, as well as assisted with managing associations of chamber executives for the West and Northern California.
Snyder has more than 30 years experience as a local chamber executive with chambers in Iowa, Arizona and California. Over the last 20 years, he has facilitated more than 200 board retreats and planning sessions in 11 states.
|Steve Snyder leads a W.A.C.E. Academy workshop. (8/11/2008)|
He also serves as vice president of the Western Association of Chamber Executives, which presented him with the Russell Pettit Award for Excellence in Chamber Leadership in 1998.
Snyder holds a B.A. in education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is a 1981 graduate of the six-year U.S. Chamber Institutes for Organization Management program. He also has served as an instructor at Institute sessions and chaired the Board of Regents for the Western Institute in 1997.
Before entering local chamber of commerce management, he held positions as a teacher and a coach in Iowa, and managed a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle dealership.