NYIA Leadership | Board of Directors | Kristofer Snader

Kris-SnaderKristofer Snader
Senior Director, Government Relations
Nationwide Insurance

Kristofer C. Snader, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Northeast States Regional Operation, area of focus is Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Mr. Snader has worked in this capacity at Nationwide for over 15 years.

Mr. Snader currently serves on a variety of Boards, including:
• Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Steering Committee;
• PIPAC Board of Directors.
• New York Insurance Association
• Insurance Council of New Jersey
• PA Association of Government Relations
• and the Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Guaranty Association.

An honor graduate of the Penn State University in 1995, Kris remains active in the PSU Alumni Association and has previously served as an alumni mentor for college and high school students. In 2002, Kris was named to the central Pennsylvania’s “30 under 30 in Government” listing. In his career, he has successfully advocated numerous legislative initiatives including viatical settlement regulation, managed care reform, commercial property and casualty form and rate filing deregulation, countersignature repeal, Workers’ Compensation Security Fund reform, managed care insurer risk-based capital requirements, CHIP expansion, health insurance portability legislation, and banking and insurance legislation.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Kris served under Governors Ridge and Schweiker as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department for over five years. In that position, Mr. Snader served in the PADOI’s executive staff and was the primary member of staff responsible for coordinating and advocating the Department’s legislative and regulatory efforts before the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

A life-long native of Pennsylvania, Kris currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kelli, son, Trenton, and daughter Averie.

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