Gary Snyder

Chief Executive Officer
Compass Education

Gary Snyder is the Chief Executive Officer of Compass Education, which includes Chartwells Higher Education, Chartwells K12, Gourmet Dining, and SSC Services for Education. With revenues over $3B and 50,000+ associates, the Compass Education portfolio is the premier group of specialist companies offering dining and support services solutions to clients throughout the education market.

Gary joined Compass Group in 2011 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and was appointed Chief People Officer in 2014. Responsible for human resources, communications, and labor relations for over 250,000 associates in the United States and Canada, he successfully reengineered and led the human resources function to meet the needs of one of America’s largest employers. He was appointed CEO of Compass Education in 2017.

Previously with Bank of America, Gary was the Human Resources Executive for the Consumer and Wealth Management Businesses. He led a global team of human resources professionals supporting 140,000 associates in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. He has broad experience in architecting and delivering change, including serving in transition leadership roles for the MBNA, LaSalle, and Countrywide mergers. Gary has also held Human Resource leadership positions at USAA, Gateway Computers, and Diageo North America.

Gary received a bachelor’s degree in Business from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from The George Washington University.

Gary resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and three children.

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