You might have heard the news by now: Maryland’s business community will lose a leader in June when Kathy Snyder retires as president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

She’s been on the job now for more than 14 years, and that type of experience and leadership won’t be easy to replace.

Maryland’s CPAs will feel the loss, too.

Snyder served as an at-large member of the MACPA’s Board of Directors from 2003 to 2007. Her intimate knowledge of the issues that impact Maryland businesses was invaluable, especially while the General Assembly was in session, and she worked side-by-side with CPA volunteers to help define and guide MACPA strategy.

In turn, the MACPA has worked closely with Snyder on some high-profile Chamber initiatives — most notably the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition, which promotes a new vision built on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in an effort to “accelerate job growth and business investment in Maryland.”

Listen to Kathy discuss the Competitiveness Coalition concept with MACPA Executive Director Tom Hood:

Thanks for your tireless and irreplaceable leadership, Kathy! You’ll be missed, but we wish you all the best on the next leg of your life’s journey.

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