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The leading voice for excellence in public finance

Leadership & Committees

Shaun Snyder

Shaun Snyder

NAST Boards and Committees

Board of Directors
Long-range Planning Committee
NAST Staff


Shaun Snyder serves as the CEO of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation. NAST is the bi-partisan organization of elected and appointed state and territorial Treasurers across the United States and membership also includes their staff (over 10,000 employees) as well as over 100 corporate affiliate members. NAST members serve as state chief financial officers, overseeing over $4 trillion in assets under management. NAST advocates for responsible public finance measures on Capitol Hill and with regulatory agencies and provides education through its conferences and distance learning. Shaun leads all aspects of NAST’s staff efforts to support the membership, including operations, conferences and education, private sector engagement, and policy development and advocacy.

Before NAST, Shaun served as the Chief Operating Officer for the American Psychiatric Association (APA), with over 37,000 U.S. and international members. In that role Shaun reported to the CEO and was responsible for working across all APA departments and 200 employees as well as with stakeholders to ensure that the organization met its strategic objectives, including advocacy, education, and ensuring member value. Shaun directly supervised APA’s Publishing organization, human resources, administrative services and facilities, information technology, meetings and conventions, and association governance.

Prior to the APA, Shaun served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Washington, DC Department of Health, employing 700 staff, with a budget of $800 million, and overseeing 70,000 licensed health professionals. Shaun also served as the administrator of the addiction agency serving over 12,000 patients per year. Prior to his departure, Shaun was appointed Interim Director of Health by the Mayor. Shaun also served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and as Legislative Counsel and Counsel to the Committee on Health at Washington, DC’s City Council.

Shaun received his undergraduate degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his MBA from The George Washington University. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court and possesses a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

Shaun serves as President-Elect of the D.C. Bar, which is the largest unified bar in the United States with over 115,000 members, and previously served as its Treasurer for two terms. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, which is the largest provider of pro bono legal help in the District of Columbia.

Shaun and his wife, Grace, live in Washington, DC.