FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laura Lane McKinnon
Director for Organizational Advancement
EmployAbility Announces David Sneed as New Member of Board of Directors
SAVANNAH, GA – May 24, 2019 – EmployAbility is proud to announce the addition of Mr. David Sneed to the EmployAbility Board of Directors on July 1, 2019, for the commencement of his three-year term.
Born in rural Georgia and raised in rural South Carolina, David Sneed proudly claims both states as home and is deeply committed to improving the lives of all people in the south. Service is an extremely important part of his life; he and his wife are both active members of many local and national social and civic organizations.
Mr. Sneed has served as a trusted business advisor and corporate attorney for global, national, and regional organizations, including in: New York, NY; Washington, DC; and Savannah, GA. The majority of this experience has focused as an advisor for corporate law, in the field of commercial real estate, telecommunications, and aviation for his current employer, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.
“We’re excited to welcome David to join the group of outstanding community leaders who make up our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Ken Boyd, Executive Director. “We have a strong leadership foundation in our members, one that will be enhanced by his passionate commitment to our organization and everyone in our community, regardless of their abilities. David’s wealth of knowledge and professional experience is an unbelievable asset to our organization.”
Mr. Sneed will replace departing director Aaron Phillips (Retired) Human Resources Executive. Mr. Phillips initially joined the board in 2013; during his tenure EmployAbility benefited greatly from his background in human resources and his experience with companies throughout the global arena. The organization would like to thank Aaron for his dedication and the many meaningful contributions he brought about over the past 6 years.
Mr. Sneed will join returning EmployAbility Board of Director’s members: Past – President Kim Bockius-Suwyn Enriched Business Strategies & Savannah Book Festival, President Michael Owens Tourism Leadership Council, Vice-President Lee Beckmann Georgia Ports Authority, Secretary Brian Hussey BankSouth, Treasurer Bruce Schneidewind (Retired) Crate & Barrel and Directors: Leigh Acevedo Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), Bill Cathcart (Retired) WTOC, Alvin Hall EmployAbility Packaging Assembly, John Manly John Manly PC, Megan Miller Savannah Morning News, Corey McClimans Parker Companies, Courtney Rawlins Stafford Media Group, Lynda Sueirro Parent Representative, and Jason Usry WJCL.
EmployAbility is a non-profit organization which works to prepare adults with developmental disabilities for employment and community integration. We envision a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, receiving support, and participating in ordinary activities. EmployAbility relies on the generosity of the people of Savannah as donors and volunteers to fulfill its commitment to empower adults with developmental disabilities to live full, meaningful lives.