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Charlie Snyder is the chief storyteller for Arizona Arts and the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona, serving as the Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Communications since April 2019.

Arizona Arts is growing an arts community through creative, engaging content. Snyder directs those content marketing efforts by guiding the Arizona Arts Creatives, a group of marketing communications professionals from the division’s seven units. He also leads the Arizona Arts Digital Storytellers, a group of students who produce content for social media, email marketing and the college and division websites.

Snyder also oversees design, videography and publications, like the annual State of the Arts Impact Report, which earned the “Award of Excellence” from the Southern Arizona chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 2023. He led the development of two new websites for the College of Fine Arts and Arizona Arts.

Prior to Arizona Arts, Snyder led the marketing and communications efforts for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for six years. The historic FAC was one of the very first multidisciplinary arts facilities in the nation, featuring an art museum, performing arts theatre and school.

Outside of the arts, Snyder served on the official U.S. Delegation at seven Olympic Games as a media liaison and content creator for USA Swimming, USA Volleyball and the U.S. Olympic Committee.