John Snyder founded Snyder Oil Corporation in 1977 and served as Chairman and CEO until its merger in 1999 to form Santa Fe Snyder Corporation. He served as Chairman of Santa Fe Snyder until its merger in 2000 with Devon Energy. Since then he has focused his time and resources on non-profit endeavors oriented toward helping the poor and disadvantaged. John received his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and his MBA from Harvard in 1968.
Tom joined ECHO’s leadership team as CEO in January 2012, bringing with him more than 40 years of leadership in Christian non-profit organizations. Most recently he served as CEO of OneHundred X, Halftime and Leadership Network, a Dallas-based organization that develops high-impact Christian leaders across the nation in the church and in the marketplace. While leading OneHundred X, Tom also served as a board member of ECHO. Prior to OneHundred X, Tom spent 31 years on staff with Young Life, where he retired as senior vice president of field operations for the central and southern division of the United States. He has continued volunteer work with Young Life and served on other boards of directors, including Bridge2Rwanda. Tom and his wife Linda, who live in Fort Worth, have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Linda joined Snyder Oil Corporation in 1988. After a few months of working as the Office Manager, she was asked to work with John Snyder as his Administrative Assistant. She continues to work with John as he transitioned out of the oil industry and focused on identifying a nonprofit need to which he could apply his talents and make a difference.