Phyllis Snodgrass has been a leader in community engagement for more than two decades and firmly committed to positive change for families and communities in Austin and throughout Texas. In addition, she has supported the state’s thriving business culture in leadership roles at multiple Chambers of Commerce. She served in leadership roles at Chambers of Commerce in Athens, Victoria, San Marcos, and Austin, Texas and at the Texas Association of Businesses.
Phyllis has extensive experience in finance and accounting, having worked as a CPA for several businesses before joining the nonprofit world. She also ran her own accounting business, showing an entrepreneurial aptitude that has served her well as a leader. From 2015-2023, Phyllis served as Chief Executive Officer for Austin Habitat for Humanity, turning her talents to one of the most critical issues facing the Austin area: affordable housing.
Phyllis is a Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive and a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management graduate. Phyllis Snodgrass has been recognized with numerous awards from her decades of leadership, including the Executive Leadership Award from the Greater Austin Chamber in 2018 and the CEO of the year by the Austin Business Journal in 2019. In 2022, she was honored by ULI Austin with their Vision Award. The Austin Black Business Journal & Community News Magazine recognized Phyllis as one of the Top 10 Diversity Champions 2022. In addition, Phyllis was an honoree in the Inaugural Austin Women Leading Real Estate Event in the fall of 2022. Lastly, Mayor Steve Adler awarded Phyllis Snodgrass with a Key to the City of Austin in September of 2022 for her hard work and dedication in helping pave the way to provide more affordable housing and creating lasting change in central Texas.
Phyllis and her husband, Tim, reside in Wimberley, Texas, where they attend the Austin Ridge Church’s Dripping Springs campus. Together, they have four adult children, Aaron, Amanda, Ben, and Mallary, and two grandchildren. Phyllis serves on the Board of Directors of Hometown Missions in Dripping Springs and the Board for Austin Bridge Builders Alliance (ABBA).