Julie Snyder, Chief Executive Officer
Julie Snyder comes from Sacramento, California where she has served as Vice President and Director of Operations for the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers’ Association for over ten years. In that capacity, Snyder was responsible for all operations of the multi-state trade association representing companies like AutoZone, Napa Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts as well as international automotive parts manufacturers like Robert Bosch Corporation and Gates Rubber Company to name a few.
Snyder began her career working for chambers of commerce and has a strong background in chamber management including working for the Reno-Sparks, Nevada Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona State Chamber of Commerce and the Roseville, California Chamber of Commerce.
Julie is a graduate of the Academy Program through the Western Association of Chamber Executives, serves on the Council for California Society of Association Executive, is married to Steve and has two children.
Caitlyn Pesl, Membership Director
Caitlyn Pesl, a Houston Texas-native and all-around southern gal, comes from a big family in a small town. She was raised with strong values and groomed for hard work. Addicted to people who make her smile, Caitlyn never turns down the chance to make others laugh.
She is a recent graduate from Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas where she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communication. She spent her college years becoming involved on campus and in the local community. Caitlyn held several leadership titles for the executive board of PRSSA, an organization for her major at Texas State. While in school, she took an unpaid internship with a local non-profit it Kyle, Texas. Her hard work there had a definite influence on the community and gave the organization more publicity than it’s ever had.
Her senior year Caitlyn was able to take a position at a production company in San Antonio as an assistant and researcher in the spring. The connections made at the company lead her back home and to her first career, a marketing team leader for the popular energy shot, 5-hour ENERGY.
Caitlyn wasn't able to stay away from the hill country and central Texas for too long, however. She happily re-joined the Kyle, TX community in June 2012 to begin working with the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce as the Membership Director.
Christina Tellechea, Operations Manager
Born and raised in Miami, FL, Christina graduated with Honors from Florida International University with a B.A. in English Literature and minors in Anthropology and Art History. Christina fell in love with the small, charming town of Kyle, TX and in the summer of 2010, purchased a home with her boyfriend, Max. She began working for the Kyle Chamber in March 2011 as a temporary Office Administrator and became a permanent member of the team in July.
Christina creates and distributes the weekly newsletter, provides support to Kyle Chamber committees and Board of Directors, handles all requests for information regarding membership and relocation, and helps plan and execute Chamber events.
Jennifer Shira, Marketing Specialist
A true Austinite, Jennifer was born and raised in South Austin before heading to Seguin, Texas for college. There she attended Texas Lutheran University and received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on Business, Marketing and Sports Management.
Immediately following graduation, Jennifer accepted an internship with Spurs Sports and Entertainment in San Antonio where she gained valuable experience in marketing, coordinating events and game operations. Since then she has lived in New Braunfels with her fiancé and continued to work for the Spurs and Rampage as well as in the Parks and Recreation department for the City of New Braunfels.
With family and friends living in beautiful Kyle, joining the Kyle Chamber of Commerce felt like the most natural decision for this step in her career.
Newsletter & Monthly Events
Chamber Newsletter: The Chamber Chatter
Membership Meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month
Ambassador's BASH (Networking Opportunity) 1st Thursday of every month
Other area Chamber Websites:
- Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
- Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Buda Chamber of Commerce
- San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
- Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce
- Seguin Chamber of Commerce
- Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
- Wimberley Chamber of Commerce
- New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Other important Chamber resources: