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Chris SnyderNorth Palm Beach, FL ( (412) 860-2632 (

Airline Safety Leader 25 Years ExperienceDevelops New Policies, Creates Training Materials, and Ensures Federal Compliance

Talented and well-rounded safety leader with an extensive background ensuring compliance with federal regulations as well as overseeing daily operations, internal auditing, emergency response planning, project management, process improvement, and the creation/delivery of training materials. Leverages a background in design to craft compelling presentations and educational materials. Proven expertise in excellence through organizational development, establishing successful programs and practices. Excellent organizational and leadership skills. Achieved measurable and successful results at every level of employment. Possesses a unique combination of operational and customer service expertise with 25 years of safety and management background. FAA Airline Regulations Performance Reporting

Educational Safety Programs Regulatory Compliance (OSHA) Public Speaking & Presentations Training & Development Accident Prevention Process Improvement Emergency Response

Summary of Qualifications 25+ Years of Airline Experience: Possesses a diverse background of operations best practices gained from working with numerous airlines including US Airways, Skybus Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and JetStream Ground Services (contract ground handler).

Startup Operations: Instrumental in the timely launch of a commercial air carrier by participating in the development, implementation and oversight of the company manual set, and the development of the company's emergency response plan. Federal Compliance: Proven track record of consistently passing comprehensive FAA Audits, covering areas including safety, customer service, training, information technology, maintenance, and numerous other operational areas. Experience with investigating OSHA and TSA Letters of Investigation and responding with written corrective action. ExperienceAviation Safety Officer

PDS Tech | Jupiter, FL | August 2015 Present

Contractor for Sikorsky Aircraft responsible for safe conduct of flight and ground operations at all Sikorsky and subsidiary facilities

Interface with civil and military customer Flight Safety Officials to ensure that all safety requirements are met

Conduct semi-annual Ground and Flight Operations Safety Audits to comply with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Instruction 8210 safety policy regulations

Perform database input, query, analysis, and identify and report trends to management and leadership

Perform emergency response drills to assess readiness and update the emergency response manual and documents as requirements change

Identify safety concerns with plant protection, manufacturing operations, and support operations

Ensure guidelines of Sikorsky Contractors Aviation Safety Council (CASC) are met to ensure continued company-wide aviation safety awareness occurs across all Sikorsky, subsidiary and sub-contractor locations

Conduct, guide, and oversee the incident and accident investigations for internal safety incidents

Serve as a member of the Hangar Lost Tool/Item Committee when required

Review flight test plans, technical compliance documentation, and attend Safety of Flight Reviews and the Safety of Flight Walk-Around inspection audits of a proposed flight/ground test vehicle as part of the combined team

Review flight test plans, test cards, and work with Flight Test Engineers (FTE), Aircraft Managers, and Pilots in verifying compliance/review of test planning and pre-flight safety checklists.JetStream Ground Services | Jupiter, FL | May 2014 June 2015Served as the Director of Safety, Training, and Compliance and had the responsibility of ensuring regulatory compliance with all FAA regulations, ground safety, and occupational safety and health programs that cover a combined team of 1,500 employees. Drove the implementation of all safety policies, procedures, and processes as required to maintain department effectiveness.Key Responsibilities & Achievements Directed the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, and new programs designed to elicit compliance with corporate and governmental safety standards and regulations Provided leadership, guidance, budget, staffing, training, communications, and other resources to achieve goals. Created comprehensive oversight plans to facilitate compliance with policies, procedures, and programs that result in the reduction of aircraft ground damage and occupational injuries Ensured complete and timely response to all regulatory agency inquiries/requestManager of Dangerous GoodsDelta Air Lines | Atlanta, GA | 2014

Served as the Manager of Dangerous Goods and was responsible for managing Deltas FAA-approved Corporate Dangerous Goods (DG) Program by assessing compliance issues related to the carriage of dangerous goods. Provided technical regulatory consulting to all internal customers on matters impacting Delta. Maintained the Corporate Dangerous Goods content available on of SafetyPeople Express Airlines | Newport News, VA | 2012 - 2013

Served as the Director of Safety in the early development stages of the start-up process. Developed quality assurance and process improvement plans through the internal evaluation program. Built the accident prevention, occupational health, emergency response management and safety reporting databases. Authored and maintained the companys Safety Policies and Procedures and Corporate Emergency Response manuals. Successfully developed three FAA mandated manuals that were approved for the start-up air carrier. Administrator of Safety

US Airways | Pittsburgh, PA | 2008-2012

Enforced worker compliance with established safety rules, regulations and measures to protect safety of employees. Accountable for performing audits and evaluations of key company systems, processes, and stations to identify potential hazard or noncompliance issues and take immediate action to minimize the possibility of injury. Key Responsibilities & Achievements Observed workers to determine use of safety equipment, such as, hearing protection, face shields and reflective clothing Inspected specified areas for fire-prevention equipment, other safety and first-aid supplies Prepared detailed reports including observations and findings with recommendations for corrective action Supported the company accident/incident and injury reduction efforts by developing educational safety programs Developed accident-prevention, loss-control systems for incorporation into operational policies in department manuals Developed and implemented FAA and DOT-required emergency response contingency plans including the development of and distribution of plans, the scheduling of exercises & drills, training of personnel, and ensuring currency of manuals Developed and designed all graphic artwork used in posters, banners, brochures, visual displays, and educational materials Wrote, produced, directed and acted in four safety training videos delivered to US Airways Station ManagementSkybus Airlines

General Manager | Greensboro, NC | Jan 2008 Apr 2008Directed all operations and customer service departments at the Piedmont Triad International Airport including four Airbus aircraft valued at a combined $160 million with 19 daily departures to 11 destinations. Supervised the construction of crew rooms, maintenance and customer service facilities which included new offices, tenant improvements, airport facilities improvements, boarding ramps, new signage, and updated furniture/fixtures.Key Responsibilities & Achievements Instrumental in developing Greensboro as Skybus' second focus city; grew from 1 to 19 daily departure within 60 days

Inspected terminal facilities for conformance to prescribed standards of safety, cleanliness, and preventative maintenance

Worked independent of direct supervision and managed staff of up to 85 contract employees Wrote, designed and produced weekly operation performance, safety and compliance reports for contract vendors Initiated the development of the Family Assistance Team Leader training Manager, Safety and Emergency Response | Columbus, OH | Jan 2007 Dec 2007

Assisted in the launch of a domestic and international commercial air carrier by participating in the development, implementation and oversight of the company manual set, and the development of the company's emergency response plan.Key Responsibilities & Achievements

Passed 13 FAA Comprehensive audits at new Skybus Airlines stations; inspections covered safety, customer service, training, information technology, maintenance, and other operational areas Gained FAA approval to place the destination city on the operating certificate, allowing flights into the destination cityUS Airways

Safety Specialist | Pittsburgh, PA | 2003 2007Responsible for opening field stations in the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe, by performing audits on FAA required publications, documentation, data entry, and company policies/procedures. Editor of US Airways award-winning safety publication Safety On Line. Emergency Response Coordinator | Pittsburgh, PA | 1998 2003

Coordinated emergency response efforts by organizing and assisting with the setup of an accident control center for a US Airways aircraft accident in Charlotte North Carolina. Served as the Liaison with the Government of Aruba by participating in the Countrys first emergency response exercise involving US Airways response and family assistance groups.Key Responsibilities & Achievements Recognized in an International Air Transport Association (IATA) audit performed regarding Emergency Management Decreased on the job injuries at US Airways by assisting with the implementation of an automated wheelchair load device

CertificationsOccupational Safety & Health Training (Essentials of Safety I - OSHA General Industry Training)

FEI Behavioral Health (Area of concentration: Family Assistance Leadership Training)Certification in Adult CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)Education

Associate of Science in Specialized Technology with a Concentration in Computer AnimationThe Boyd School of Business with a Concentration on Business Travel ManagementVolunteer Work

Give Kids The World, Kissimmee, Florida