Mr. Aaron Snyder is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Corps Water Infrastructure Financing Program (CWIFP) Interim Director and Public Private Partnership (P3) Pilot Program Director. Mr. Snyder is responsible for the establishment and implementation of the Corps first and only Federal loan program that will provide long-term low-cost loans for water resource infrastructure projects. Mr. Snyder also leads the Corps P3 pilot program that focuses on alternative and innovative delivery strategies that enables more timely and efficient delivery of projects while reducing the capital burdens to taxpayers. This has resulted in the successful development of 4 pilot projects that have project savings of $350 million and over 13 years. Mr. Snyder has been actively working financing, innovation, and alternative delivery since 2014.
Mr. Snyder has a significant background if project management and planning and has served as both the Chief of Regional Planning & Environment Division North (PREDN) and Chief of Project Management Branch at the St. Paul District. Mr. Snyder’s planning and management experience includes over 19 years as a program director, program manager, project manager, project planner, and regional technical specialist in the Corps civil works program. He has worked on civil works infrastructure projects in the areas of flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, inland navigation, and recreation. He has supported emergency operations as a representative of public affairs and management for emergencies, recovery efforts, and disaster planning. Emergency response support includes duty in Puerto Rico, New Orleans, and for the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Snyder has provided Integrated Watershed Resource Management and watershed planning support to the Governments of Korea and Vietnam.
Mr. Snyder received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the College of St. Scholastica and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Snyder is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. In 2007 Mr. Snyder was the recipient of the Corps of Engineers Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year Award and in 2012 received the Civil Servant of the Year Award.