Kathy Snyder, President of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, joins me this week to give an overview of this year’s Maryland General Assembly Session. The chamber took positions on 132 of the 2, 370 bills and resolutions that were in session. We’ll talk about what was passed and it will affect businesses!
Join us this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from your pc by logging onto WFMD and click the listen live button.
About this week’s guest:
Kathy Snyder has served as a chamber executive for nearly 24 years, including 11 1/2 years as President and CEO of the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce. She was named Chamber Executive of the Year in May 2007 by the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Prior to her service at the Maryland Chamber, Kathy was President/CEO of the Alexandria, Va Chamber and has also held executive positions at the Prince George’s County Chamber as well as working for the MD public school system.
This past year, Kathy was named one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Power 20 and The Gazette’s Maryland Business Champions. She also won the Brava Award from Smart CEO Magazine in Baltimore. She was presented the Outstanding CEO Award by the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable in May 2009, and is a member of the Maryland Daily Record’s Circle of Excellence, having been named one of the state’s Top 100 Women in 2001, 2003 and 2006. She was appointed to the Business Advisory Council of Governor’s Economic Development Commission’s in November 2009.
Kathy is one of only 500 chamber executives throughout the country to have earned her CCE (certified chamber executive) designation.
Kathy is a lifelong Marylander and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Maryland – College Park. She earned a master’s degree in public relations from The American University in Washington, D.C. She has three grown children and two grandchildren.