George Snider Civic Volunteer and Retired CEO

George Snider

Civic Volunteer and Retired CEO

Since his retirement as President and CEO of the worldwide Sanford Rose Associates executive search network, George Snider has held leadership positions with several northern Ohio civic and not-for-profit organizations.

In the civic arena, George is currently a member of the executive committee and immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. A past president of the Rotary Club of Hudson, he is currently Club Program Chair and Investment Committee Chair of the Hudson Rotary Foundation. He also served as a member of the City of Hudson Economic Growth Board and was a program co-chair for Leadership Akron’s New Endeavors for Experienced Talent (NEXT) program.

Serving more than 200,000 passengers annually over 30 miles of track, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is one of the nation’s oldest and largest excursion railroads. During his tenure as board chair, George guided the development of a five-year strategic plan, the successful search for a new CEO and plans for the Railroad’s 40th-anniversary celebration held in 2012. He currently is helping the Scenic Railroad staff launch a $5 million capital campaign to ensure the historic railway meets 21st century needs in both environmental conservation and passenger comfort.

Previously, George guided the robust expansion of Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search from its U.S. base into Asia and Europe. The system, now headquartered in Dallas, includes over 65 independently owned offices worldwide. SRA offices focus on upper-level management searches, reflecting George’s own background as a marketing and public affairs executive with Procter & Gamble and the former BFGoodrich Company. His acquisition of the Sanford Rose Associates franchise system enabled him to fulfill the dream of business ownership that he afterward helped others to achieve.

A graduate of Yale University, George is a trustee emeritus of Old Trail country day school in Bath, Ohio, and life member of the Society of the Cincinnati, a fraternal organization founded by General George Washington following the Revolutionary War.