Camille Snyder has been elected president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in Jackson for the 2014-2015 term. At age 29, she is the youngest NAIFA-Jackson president in the organization’s 56-year history. Snyder is a sales manager with Allen Financial Group, the Guardian Life general agency in Mississippi. She successfully completed Guardian Life’s Leadership Institute in 2013.
Snyder began her career with a technology firm in Washington D.C., but after spending nearly two years unable to work due to a life-threatening illness, she became passionate about individual disability insurance and decided to join the industry in which her father, mother, grandfather and great-grandfather have worked.
Snyder currently is state chair of the Young Advisors Team (YAT) for NAIFA-Mississippi. She is a past vice president and secretary/treasurer of NAIFA-Jackson. Snyder also is a graduate of NAIFA’s Leadership and Life Institute Program (LILI). She recently was honored as 2014 Young Advisor of the Year by NAIFA-Jackson.
In addition to her responsibilities for Allen Financial Group and NAIFA, Snyder is an active member of the Junior League of Jackson, where she recently completed the JLJ Leadership Institute. Snyder also serves as a Governing Board member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and as Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter President for Washington & Lee University.
Born and raised in Jackson, Snyder graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Virginia, where she was vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa, president of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a member of Order of the Omega, and was recognized as Panhellenic Greek Woman of the Year.
Joining Snyder as elected officers for NAIFA-Jackson are: Taylor Sledge, Sledge & Company, vice president; Ken Bedi, LUTCF, CLU, FICF, Woodmen of the World, secretary-treasurer; and Tom Welch, Southeastern Financial Advisors, immediate past president.
Elected to NAIFA-Jackson’s board are Lance Davis, LUTCF, Southern Farm Bureau Life; Jeri McKnight, LUTCF, CLTC, Mutual of Omaha; Lee Owen, MassMutual; Perry Paige Jr., Paige Insurance; Cynthia Parhm, Catchings Agency; Chad Stockett, CPA, Stockett & Thomas Agency; Andy Triplett, New York Life; and Taylor Webb, JD, AXA Advisors.