Lifetime Achievement Award

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Thomas J. Snee

Title: National Executive Director
Industry: Association
Type of Organization: Military Nonprofit Association
Major Product/Service: Representing the U.S. armed forces which works to preserve and enhance pay, benefits, and quality-of-life programs for all of its members, their families and communities
Expertise: With over 25 years experience, Mr. Snee is the managing officer of the National Headquarters staff, National Board of Directors and he Co-Chairs the Military Coalition representing over 33 veteran organizations and associations. He oversees the staff at headquarters, the legislative team and outreach with senior enlisted leadership. Mr. Snee also currently serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia's Catholic School Certification DFE Team.
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: Fleet Reserve Association; Knights of Columbus; Surface Navy Association; National Eagle Scout Association; Board of Directors, Excelsior College; Board of Directors, Navy Memorial Foundation; Board of Educators, Mount Vernon/Gunston Hall
University/Degree: B.S., Liberal Arts/Psychology, Excelsior College; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, George Mason University, 2006; Honorary Bachelor's Degree, Alumni Services, Excelsior College, 2016; Graduate, Senior Enlisted Academy, Naval War College
Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Hobbies/Sports: History Channel, Redskins
Spouse: Karen Habina (deceased)
Children: Janet, Denise, David, Timothy; 6 Grandchildren
Work History: Mr. Snee retired after 31 years in the U.S. Navy. He served as a Force Master Chief, Command Master Chief, Curriculum Director/Course Supervisor at Naval Technical Training and TN and Program Manager at Navy Personnel Command for Senior Enlisted Development. Following his retirement, Mr. Snee served as the Veterans Service Officer and Membership/Branch Coordinator at FRA Headquarters. In 2000, he transitioned careers to become a Middle School Teacher and Administrator, teaching American History, Government, Economics and English for over 15 years. He also managed curriculum development for student assessments, appraisals and reviews for incoming high school freshman.
Honors & Awards: Teacher of the Year, 2011; Distinguished Hall of Fame Award, Willoughby-Eastlake Ohio Schools; Top 100 Registry for Business Leaders and Professionals; 2018 Top National Executive Director of the Year, International Association of Top Professionals
Published Works: I book; "What's Up, Life"; 1 book pending, "You Raise Me Up"