Julie R. Snyder Wins a Prestigious “Top Women in PR” Award
PRNEWS Honors BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s SVP
Recognized for representing one of the most trusted brands in health care—BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York —Snyder’s award recognizes how she dedicates her time and talents to make the biggest impact for her company, her colleagues and her community.
PRNEWS serves the communications industry at all levels including, corporations, agencies and nonprofits. It annually selects and honors highly influential women who have made advances in crisis management, brand reputation, content creation and more, for their organizations.
Among many other accomplishments throughout her career, recent highlights include leading a best-in-class corporate giving program, including developing and launching BlueCross BlueShield’s Blue Fund, a health focused grant program; launching the region’s first health care thought leadership podcast; developing award-winning partnerships with the National Safety Council and Canalside Buffalo; and most recently co-founding BlueCross BlueShield’s Women’s Leadership Circle, a proactive approach in response to the complexity and challenges surrounding women's advancement to bring forward development opportunities for women at all levels of the Buffalo-based health plan. Snyder is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and also serves as Chief of Staff to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s President and CEO David W. Anderson.
A marketing and communications executive with nearly two decades of experience in the health care industry,Snyder is also actively involved as a board member for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy; Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center; and Medaille College. Snyder has been a Junior League of Buffalo member for more than 30 years, receiving the League’s Susan Reid Green Russell Award in 2016 for leadership and organizational skills as well as commitment and involvement in the community.
Snyder earned a bachelor’s degree in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C.
Snyder previously served as Executive Director for the Sisters Hospital Foundation and as Director of Communications for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
The awards to this year’s 89 honorees from around the nation were distributed Tuesday at a luncheon at Gotham Hall in New York City.
About BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., one of New York’s leading health care companies that provides access to quality health care and solutions for members throughout Upstate New York. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people gain access to health care. Today, we offer a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. The company contributes significantly to organizations that promote physical health, community health and our region’s health, and BlueCross BlueShield employees also raise and donate several hundred thousand dollars each year. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.