Executive Director, National Association of State Treasurers
Shaun Snyder serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) and the NAST Foundation. Principal members are state and territorial Treasurers across the United States and membership also includes their staff and over 120 corporate affiliate members. NAST provides advocacy and support that enables members to pursue and administer sound financial policies and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation. Advocacy includes working with Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies on issues impacting state and local public finance. In addition, NAST provides education through its conferences and distance learning.
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 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, D.C. Department of Health, which uniquely serves as both a state and city health agency, employing nearly 700 staff and with a budget of $265 million. 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. Shaun and his wife, Grace, live in Washington, DC.