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Communications executive

Mary-jane Ryan Snyder, American communications executive. Paul Harris fellow Rotary International, 1995; recipient Human Rights award United Nations Association, Washington, 1996.

Background

Snyder, Mary-jane Ryan was born on July 25, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Edward Groves and Florence Margaret (James) R.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Illinois, 1938.

Career

Writer Southtown Economist, Chicago, 1938-1940, Writing for You, Chicago, 1940-1959. Director public relations Planned Parenthood, 1959-1970, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1973-1977. President M-J Enterprises, Wilmette, Illinois, from 1977.

Chairman board directors Population Institute, Washington, 1978-1994, 91-97. Consultant United Nations Population Fund, United States Agency for International Development, Ford Foundation, East West Center. Consultant department sociology University Chicago, 1963-1983, Illinois Commission on Status of Women, 1964-1970.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Senior author: Use of Media in Family Planning, 1978. Designer (media campaigns) Goal Birth Control, 1980, "No" and Other Birth Control Methods, 1981, Who's in Charge of Your Body? 1993.

Membership

Founder, board directors Population Communications International, 1979-1987, Illinois Caucus Teen Pregnancy, 1977, Adolescent Pregnancy Network, 1980. Member National Organization of Women (founding member), Women in Communications (Headliner award 1979, Lifetime Achievement award 1995).

Connections

Married Clark Quin Snyder, May 29, 1939 (deceased). Children: Lindsay Eleanor, Nadine Frances, Kevan Maureen, Courtnay Margaret.

father:
Edward Groves R.

mother:
Florence Margaret (James) R.

spouse:
Clark Quin Snyder

child:
Lindsay Eleanor Snyder

child:
Nadine Frances Snyder

child:
Kevan Maureen Snyder

child:
Courtnay Margaret Snyder