Jane Walker Snider
Jane Walker Snider manages ACWA as a mission-based non-profit organization. She innovates and manages programs developed in response to evaluations of constituencies' needs. These include Global Scholars, and the Community Dialogue Speakers Series. She manages operations and strategy for ACWA, including fundraising, community partnerships, strategic planning and resource allocations. She conducts interviews with ACWA diplomat guests for WZIP-88.1-FM radio, for broadcast on the station's Community Concerns program. She is editor of the Web site and contributes articles and photographs.
Ms. Snider has extensive experience in cross-cultural relationships in the U.S. and in Asia through trips to Japan, the People's Republic of China, and Taiwan. In 1999, she served as a delegate to the Japan-America Conference in Fukuoka, representing the Japan-America Society of Northeast Ohio, and was an invited guest speaker at Kyoto University. In 2001, she accompanied a study group to Taiwan under the auspices of the World Affairs Councils of America. In March 2004, she was a guest of the Taiwan government as an independent observer of the Presidential elections. She has also traveled independently in a number of European Union
Ms. Snider’s business background includes being employed as an executive at The Procter & Gamble Company, a Fortune 40 company. She served in the Household Products Division of P&G, responsible for marketing capabilities for selected products, working with teams both within the company and external, to plan development, execute, track and measure outcomes, together with managing budgets and expenses.
Ms. Snider holds business management and journalism degrees from Marshall University and a Bachelor of Fines Arts degree in photography and printmaking from The University of Akron. During the active phase of her art career, her work was widely exhibited in national juried exhibitions. Her several trips to Asia have allowed her to build a photography portfolio of her people-to-people contacts in Japan, the PRC, and Taiwan, together with her cross-cultural contacts in the U.S.
Since moving to Akron, Ohio, she has contributed her business management and fundraising skills to several organizations. In 1991, she organized a citizens committee to nominate Dr. Gertrude Elion of Burroughs Wellcome to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The committee's campaign resulted in Dr. Elion being the first woman inducted into this prestigious body.