Shaun Snyder, JD, MBA, CAE

Candidate for Treasurer of the D.C. Bar 

Candidate for Treasurer of the D.C. Bar

Shaun Snyder, Executive Director, National Association of State Treasurers

Thank you for visiting my D.C. Bar campaign page.

I appreciate your interest in the election and my candidacy. Below you will find information on the position I am running for, as well as my qualifications and interest.

I would be honored to win your vote.
If you have any questions, please email me at shaunsnyderdc@gmail.com or call/text at (202) 744-6663.

Endorsements

  • D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers
  • Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • Washington Council of Lawyers

Voting is now open! Log in and vote online! 

The D.C. Bar election is conducted exclusively online, and is open now through May 31. You can vote by your personalized voting link in an email sent by directvote.net. You can also log in and vote online on the D.C. Bar Elections website.

What does the D.C. Bar Treasurer do?

The Treasurer serves as a member of the Board of Governors, which is the governing body of the D.C. Bar. Specifically, the Treasurer has a fiduciary duty to the organization and members and is responsible for working with the D.C. Bar CEO, the President, the Past-President and the President-Elect, as well as the finance staff to manage a $50 million annual operating budget and the assets of the Bar. Key responsibilities of this position are:
  • Be an active member of the Finance and Budget Committees
  • Report on the Financial standing of the D.C. Bar at every Board meeting.
  • Overseeing the fiscal operations of the association, including:
  • Membership dues
  • Product and service purchases
  • Affinity programs
  • Investment oversight (approximately $12 million)
  • Mortgage and facility maintenance, including rental property management (the Bar purchased its new headquarters and leases out space)

Why am I uniquely qualified for this role?

Professional background

My professional background is primarily in organizational and operational management. For the last seven years, I have worked in the membership association field and have earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives.

Photo: In January 2020, Shaun accepts the Organizational Excellence Award and the Programming Excellence Award for accomplishments of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation.

In January 2020, Shaun accepts the Organizational Excellence Award and the Programming Excellence Award for accomplishments of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation.

Shaun Snyder addresses participants at the NAST conference

Shaun addresses state treasurers and participants at the NAST Treasury Management Conference.

Executive Director/CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers

I am currently the Executive Director/CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers, where I manage all aspects of the membership association and its 501(c)(3) foundation. This includes financial management, policy and advocacy, membership product and service development, conference planning and execution and supporting my members – the State Treasurers, their staff, and our corporate members, as they manage over $3.5 trillion in public funds across the United States.

Previously I served as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Psychiatric Association, with a nearly identical budget and staffing pattern to the D.C. Bar and serving over 37,000 members.

Dedication to helping the Bar lead during unprecedented times

These experiences have taught me the importance and value of membership associations. When well-run, they serve as a tremendous value to their members in providing education, services, networking forums, and advocacy leadership that should far exceed the cost of membership.

The work of organizations like the D.C. Bar should never be stagnant. They should constantly be listening to their members and finding ways to get out ahead of their members’ needs. This is particularly important in times of great change and difficulty, such as we are experiencing now with COVID-19.

In my current organization we have pivoted from business as usual – hosting in-person conferences – to planning virtual conferences, hosting nationwide conference calls with members to talk about pressing matters, compiling and making available resources for state governments that had never been needed before (e.g. remote working policies and procedures), and very active lobbying on the Hill and with agencies. It will be critical for the D.C. Bar to do the same for its members at a time in which attorneys are experiencing significant upheavals in how they work.

The impact of COVID-19 will mean different demands for legal services, new and challenging remote working environments, and other administrative and technological issues that we are only beginning to experience. The Bar can and should help lead us through these times.

As both an association leader and member, I will bring a unique voice to the Board of Governors. I look forward to working on behalf of our members to make sure they receive the maximum value for their membership and I would greatly appreciate your vote.
The D.C. Bar election is conducted exclusively online, and is open now through May 31. You can vote by your personalized voting link in an email sent by directvote.net. You can also log in and vote online on the D.C. Bar Elections website.

Thank you!