Kent Snyder is a sustainability consultant and attorney in Portland, Oregon. Following law school, Kent founded the law firm of Snyder & Associates, practicing exclusively in the area of bankruptcy and workouts.
As a nationally recognized bankruptcy expert, Kent served on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, was co-editor and contributing author for the book Bankruptcy Law, was a regular speaker on the bankruptcy law circuit, and served on numerous national and state boards and committees. Since 1998, Kent has been a leader in developing and putting into practice innovative and successful sustainability management, policy, and planning solutions for government, business, and non-profit organizations.
As a member of the Sustainable Development Commission for Portland/Multnomah County, including three years as co-chair and chairmanship of the Energy Committee and Economic Development Committee, Kent helped steer the launch of Portland’s Green Building Initiative, the Sustainable Procurement Strategy and Policies, Toxics Reduction Strategy, Sustainable Economic Development Plan, and the Climate Action Plan.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Sustainable Development Foundation and is a member of the Board of Councilors of the China-US Center for Sustainable Development. Kent also chairs the national Board of Trustees of the American Leadership Forum, whose mission is to join and strengthen collaborative networks of leaders to serve the public good.
Kent received his B.S. cum laude in Environmental and Developmental Biology from Kansas State University in1975. He received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1978 where he served as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for Environmental Law and was inducted into the Cornelius Honor Society.