About Us


Craig Snyder, President and CEO

Craig Snyder
President & CEO
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After a successful career in government, and as the founder and CEO of a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group, Craig Snyder has returned to his hometown to lead the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Craig was confirmed in December 2012 as the Council's President and CEO, overseeing the region's premier educational organization dedicated to fostering public understanding of national and international policy issues. Snyder began his career at the Council more than twenty-five years ago, but left to spend nearly twenty years in politics—as a candidate for United States Congress, Chief of Staff to Senator Arlen Specter, a lobbyist and a political consultant. Craig's knowledge of legislative and foreign affairs, coupled with his passion for promoting civil discourse, provide the ideal set of qualifications for advancing the organization to the next level of success.

You can find Craig's CV here.

Main phone:
Fax (Travel): 215-561-5660


Denise Bala
Vice President of Education
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Kristin Hutchinson
Director of Student Programs
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Kasey Trapp
Education Coordinator and Bodine High School Liaison
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Eric Bumbaca
Associate Director of Student Programs
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Membership and Development

Margaret Keenan
Director of Development & Membership 
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Nadirah Blackman
Assistant Director of Membership & Global Leadership Institute Liaison
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Elvia Ramirez-Vidal
Membership, Events, & Database Assistant
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Speaker Events

Hayley Boyle
Vice President of Programs
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Kristi Scogna
Programs Coordinator and Executive Assistant
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Shoshana Altrichter
Director of Travel
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Hannah Snyder
Assistant Director of Travel
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Mitchell Abrams
Director of Finance
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Denise Sanders
Administrative and Financial Coordinator
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