+ Biography

Drew Snyder

Drew Snyder is Executive Director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. He was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant in January 2018 and reappointed by Governor Tate Reeves in January 2020. He has served in both the public and private sectors, focusing on improving quality and value and delivering public services more effectively.

As Executive Director, Snyder manages a team of more than 900 employees and has helped create long-term sustainability for the Division of Medicaid, driving a fiscal turnaround that has transformed the agency from experiencing habitual budget overages to instead achieving consecutive balanced budgets and more stability in its public appropriations.

Under his leadership, the Division of Medicaid is focused on better life outcomes for the people it serves and has increased its service offerings to beneficiaries by improving program integrity and identifying process improvements. Snyder has also led a robust overhaul of the agency’s digital operations, creating opportunities for increased insight and new efficiencies in program management. These changes have allowed the agency to better-prioritize its resources and capture cost savings.

Prior to serving as Executive Director, Snyder served Governor Phil Bryant as Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director and Counsel and also served as Assistant Secretary of State of Policy and Research to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. From 2007-2012, he worked as national counsel on complex civil litigation for private clients in the healthcare industry.

In September 2020, he was named a fellow to the 2021 class of the Medicaid Leadership Institute by the Center for Health Care Strategies. He is a member of the Uniform Law Commission and previously served on the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Snyder is a native of Eupora, Miss., and is admitted to the Mississippi Bar. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Camille live in Jackson and have one son.

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