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Russell K. Snyder

President & Chief Executive Officer

I am currently the President and CEO of Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas which serves more than 8,700 vulnerable men, women and children in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and North and South Carolina with our over 800 employees. Since my arrival in January 2009, the Chesapeake affiliate has grown from $21MM - $46MM in total revenue through program and service expansion. In 2012, I lead the adaptive re-use development of an old warehouse in Baltimore into a community corrections facility that is currently serving over 650 returning citizens to the community annually. I successfully acquired eight properties in the District of Columbia that serve as permanent supportive housing for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. In addition, the affiliate recently developed and opened 35 new apartments and a day resource center for formally chronically homeless men and women. This year, we completed the renovations and recapitalization of one of our buildings in Baltimore, Maryland that now has become a 92-unit veteran preferred permanent supportive housing program. As the lead minister for our affiliate, the Chesapeake ministry continues to grow and flourish in our communities. I serve on the VOA National Board of Directors and had the honor of chairing the Church Governing Board the past three years to expand our church without walls.

Other Facts About Me

I am married to my amazing wife and have two incredible daughters and two wonderful son-in-laws. I am the proud grandfather as well. Besides being a devoted family man, I spend my weekends as an avid mountain biker for over 27 years and spent several years racing the Mid Atlantic events while taking annual trips to destinations in the western part of the United States. I have been to Russia, Central America and various locations in Appalachia as a missionary. Prison ministry has been a passion of mine and I have spent over 10 years visiting prisons and ministering to inmates. Finally, I was a collegiate athlete, playing football for the University of Delaware and participated in the 1982 NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship Game called the Pioneer Bowl.