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Colonel Douglas A. Snyder

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Colonel Snyder began his career in accounting consultancy with Price Waterhouse Coopers upon graduation from The Citadel in 1982. He is a certified public accountant and a certified global management accountant. Colonel Snyder has worked across numerous, constantly-changing, complex organizations and management structures to help leaders make the best decisions based on financial and other related data. During his career, he has served as an audit manager in an international accounting firm, a chief financial officer in a South Carolina state-wide nonprofit organization, and as a business coach in the accounting firm he founded, The Snyder Firm, PA. He continues to help individuals and small business clients understand and practice financial leadership to support profitable growth and increase net worth by providing accounting and tax services as a practicing DigitalCPA.

Board Service

  • Elected by South Carolina General Assembly, 1996
  • Board of Visitor, Emeritus, Beginning 2014
  • Executive Committee
  • Operations and Risk Management Committee
  • Strategy, Vision, and Governance Committee
  • Board of Visitor, Former Chair
  • Board of Visitor, Former Vice Chair
  • Board of Visitor, Former Finance Chair
  • The Citadel Foundation, Former Member
  • The Citadel Trust, Former Member
  • Lowcountry Graduate Center, Former Member

Citadel Activities and Affiliations

  • Cadet activities, 1982 Summerall Guards, D Company Executive Officer, Cadre, Gold Stars, Dean’s List, Commandant’s List, Intern for US Senator Strom Thurmond
  • Citadel Sports: Basketball
  • The Citadel Alumni Association
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation
  • The Citadel Foundation, Legacy Society
  • The Citadel Basketball Association
  • The Citadel Stray Dog Society
  • Columbia Area Citadel Club, Former President
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Porter-Gaud School, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • American Institute of CPAs, Designated National CPA Ambassador
  • South Carolina Association of CPAs, Trustee, Past Trustee Chair
  • South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Board of Directors, Finance Committee
  • Charleston CFO Council, Charter Member
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2000

B.S. Business Administration, The Citadel 1982


  • Married to Julianne Farnsworth
  • Children: Elizabeth and Manning
  • First Scots Presbyterian Church, Charleston, Deacon
  • Avid Book Collector
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