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  • Staff

  • Julie Snyder, IOM, CTE - Chief Executive Officer

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    Julie Snyder is the CEO of the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since 2013.  Prior to moving to Texas, she served as operations manager for the California Automotive Wholesalers Association in Sacramento, CA.  She began her career in organization management 29 years ago at the Reno-Sparks NV Chamber of Commerce. 

    Her experience also includes the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and the Roseville CA Chamber of Commerce.  She is a graduate of both the Institute of Organization Management through the US Chamber of Commerce and the Western Association of Chamber Executives’ (WACE) Academy Program.  Julie also earned her CTE designation through the Texas Travel Industry Association. 

    She is married, has two children and one grandson.  She enjoys traveling and teaching fitness classes.

  • Dawn Schneider - Events & Communications Coordinator

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    Dawn Schneider is the Events Coordinator at the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce, bringing over 20 years of experience in customer service and leadership, including 7 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Since December 2022, she has been coordinating and overseeing office supplies and procedures at the Chamber, acting as a liaison between staff and committees, and planning and executing events. Her proficiency in Canva, digital marketing, and social media curation enhances her ability to promote Chamber initiatives effectively.
    Dawn's commitment to her family and community, combined with her quick learning abilities and proactive attitude, make her a valuable asset to the Chamber and the local business community. Outside of work, Dawn, a native Central Texan and dedicated single mother of four, enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her two grandchildren
    "I am strong in my faith and carry God in my heart. The success I have is through him."
  • Tarence Hines - Membership Representative

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    Originally from Dover, Delaware Tarence has been in Texas since 1995, after leaving the Navy, and enrolling at Texas State University for his BA in History, before gaining his Masters in Industrial Organization from Walden University

    He is a Gulf War veteran who was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the proud father of two, a son Khiry(29) who lives in Florida, and a daughter, Kiana(22) who is currently attending Prairie View A&M University.

    When he is not making connections in the community, he enjoys all things fitness; especially running, yoga and exploring the outdoors. While you won't catch him at a midnight premier he is a Marvel fan

    He lives his life following a quote from Marcus Garvey, "If you don't have confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life."

    "I would love to help people see how much power comes from community. From giving back to those who live and work in your city and creating lasting bonds." 









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