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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 on a variety of platforms, digital, virtual and in-person. Snyder directs those content marketing efforts with special emphasis on storytelling. To help with that effort Snyder guides the student-led Arizona Arts Digital Storytelling Team that produces videos, IG Stories, written web features and more. Snyder produces the website, email marketing and publications, like the annual State of the Arts Impact Report.

Snyder led the marketing and communications efforts for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) 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.

He comes to the University of Arizona following a long communications career in the U.S. Olympic Movement, serving on the official U.S. Delegation at seven Olympic Games. He produced the website and newsletter — which was named “Best in the Nation” — for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. He also created and edited the award-winning magazine Splash! (circ. 400,000) for USA Swimming.

As Director of Communications and Creative Services at USA Volleyball, Snyder strategically expanded the department’s vision, which led to an astounding increased in fan following and engagement. The organization’s Facebook following grew from 65,000 to 650,000, Instagram went from zero to 500,000, and annual web traffic from 1.5M to 4.7M visitors in four years.