Jay Snyder currently works in private equity investments as a principal of HBJ Investments LLC, which provides seed capital to a diverse group of start-up companies.
In May 2003, Mr. Snyder was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He was reappointed to serve a second term until his resignation in May 2011. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Snyder served as Public Delegate, United States Representative to the 55th United Nations General Assembly. In addition to his federal government appointment, Mr. Snyder was appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the New York State Commission for Public Authority Reform in June 2005.
Prior to his work at HBJ and the United Nations, Mr. Snyder enjoyed a 17-year career at Biocraft Laboratories, a publicly held generic drug manufacturer. At the end of his tenure, Mr. Snyder was the Vice President of Research and Development and a member of both the Management Steering Committee and Board of Directors. Before serving in those capacities, Mr. Snyder held various positions with the company, including Plant Manager, Production Manager, and Operations Manager.
Aside from his work in the public and private sectors, Mr. Snyder has been and continues to be active in community service and serves on the boards of several non-profit entities. In late 2009, he and his wife Tracy founded The Open Hands Initiative; a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving people-to-people understanding.