Julie Snyder moved from Sacramento, California where she 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, served on the Council for California Society of Association Executive, is married and has two children.
Jessica Walker, a native Austinite going back multiple generations, graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1997 with a degree in Recreational Administration. She worked as the Therapeutic Recreation manager for an inpatient hospital in Austin for 10 years before making a career change as the office manager for a physical therapy clinic.
Jessica volunteered as the chair of the KACC Gala Committee for 4 years, making the transition as the office manager one she knew she would enjoy. Using the skills she learned from her former employers, Jessica is able to efficiently handle all accounting aspects of the chamber and provide input during event planning.
Jessica spends her free time with her three rowdy boys, Ethan, Dylan and Austin. She is very involved in the PTA, serving as the chair for the Spring Jamboree, and with scouts, serving as the CubMaster for Ethan's den and Awards Chair for the pack. Jessica also enjoys reading, gardening, and playing games.
Kelsey moved from a small West Texas town to San Marcos to learn the ins and outs of Journalism, Public Relations and everything in-between from one of the most innovative Mass Communication schools in the nation. After graduating with a degree in Public Relations from Texas State University with a concentration in Digital Media and gaining experience in both advertising and marketing, she stumbled on an incredible opportunity just north of her new home.
As Kyle is literally her middle name, the Events Director position at the Kyle Chamber seemed too good to be true. With a passion for people and planning, Kelsey joined the Chamber family with no hesitation and a whole lot of enthusiasm.
When not coordinating events, Kelsey likes to spend her free time exploring hill country and the river with her four-legged fur-ball, Jax the “Texas Heeler” and her camera. She especially appreciates good puns, great queso, live music and genuine people. Kelsey considers herself extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to merge her true passion with her career and is ecstatic to be a part of the Kyle community.