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GREGORY M. SNYDER II

Government Relations and Communications Associate
Bellamy Genn Group LLC

snyder-gregory-mf-6799Gregory M. Snyder II is a proud government relations professional at a time when so many of his peers are disillusioned with the political system that many choose not to participate.

“I believe that the way to affect the policies and changes is to actively participate and I am dedicated in my career to public service,” he said.

Snyder, 28, is a government relations and communications associate with the Bellamy Genn Group of Baltimore. He formerly served as the chief of staff for state Sen. Johnny Ray Salling from September 2015 to July 2017 and as a legislative aide to state Sen. Justin Ready in March 2015.

His most significant professional accomplishment so far was working with the Maryland Legislature and the Hogan administration to have May 16th declared Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Maryland.

The matter, for Snyder, is not just policy, but personal as his mother was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2015. She’s gone through eight surgeries and continues to show her strength despite the circumstances, he said.

Working in politics in today’s partisan environment means it’s more important than ever to fairly and justly see both sides of a given issue and be open to the best possible solution, Snyder said.

Synder also gives back to the community by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland, as well as serving on the boards of Keep Punching and The Arc — Central Chesapeake Region.

He is a leader and founding board member of Keep Punching, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that seineks to help those suffering from brain cancer. He’s also the founder of the Keep Punching Haymakers, a group of young professionals whose goal is to build awareness for Keep Punching and its mission is to find a cure for brain cancer. In its first year, the Haymakers saw 28 members join and raised more than $12,000 for brain cancer research at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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