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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.

  • Ariel Carmon - Events & Communications Coordinator

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    Ariel is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. Over the last decade she has worked in hospitality, catering, and retail management; developing skills that allow her serve the Kyle area.
    After earning her B.A. in Journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014, she moved to New York, returning in late 2016.

    When she is not at work, she can be found hiking the trails of the Texas Hill Country with her dogs, playing video games, or writing short stories.

  • Dawn Schneider - Office Administrator

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    Dawn is a native Central Texas Girl, and even started school here at Kyle Elementary before moving to Elgin with family when she was a child. She moved back in 2019 to be closer to her father. A proud mother of 4 with 3 boys and 1 girl, her youngest two currently attend Simon Middle School here in town.
    Dawn is thankful for all the things that make her unique; including being left-handed and having 15 pets: 7 cats, and 8 dogs! She is looking forward to meeting the Chamber members and working with the community.
    "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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