Michael S. Snyder
Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer for the corporation, Mike communicates and leads the internal implementation of the company’s vision, tone, and strategic direction. Mike has successfully led and delivered on major challenges in IT operations in both the commercial and government sectors. He actively provides day-to-day leadership and oversight of all operations management, strategic planning, subcontractor management, contract administration, project planning & execution, recruiting, and business development. He achieves EMKS’s operational objectives by overseeing the strategic plans that drive the company’s growth initiatives, managing senior-level customer relationships, and delivering value to clients, partners, and employees alike. Mike’s business planning leadership style ensures all team members understand not only the strategy, but how vital their role is to its overall success. This “people first” philosophy shapes the entire organization using cross-functional teams and projects to create an overall company-wide common vision with a “One Team” leadership approach.
Prior to accepting the position of CEO of EMKS, Mike served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI), where he expanded services, improved corporate performance and installed a world-class quality management program. Mike is a self-motivated, highly effective leader who brings senior executive experience and over 37 years of progressive experience in health care delivery and information systems leadership that entailed managing large budgets and complex programs. His background includes improving operations, growing businesses, and maximizing financial success through achievements in customer service, organizational effectiveness, and programmatic efficiencies. Mike leverages his extensive professional experience in both the commercial and federal sector to bring value to clients. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) dedicated to improving processes and performance, believing that success is ultimately about developing solutions that deliver the required capabilities and exceed user expectations.
While in the Navy Medical Service Corps, Mike had a successful career as a healthcare administrator and has worked as a commercial consultant and a government program manager. He served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Joint Medical Information Systems (JMIS) TRICARE Management Activity, where he provided oversaw and managed all Military Health System (MHS) central IT programs. Mike has dedicated his career to supporting the critical business and IT initiatives that are crucial to many important organizations and clients. Among Mike's military, government, and civilian awards, he recently received the 2021 FedHealthIT 100 award, which recognizes individuals who lead change and advancement in Federal Health IT, and the 2021 G2Xchange Disruptive Tech Change Agent Award.
In addition to his PMP certification, Mike holds a Master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University, an Associates of Science from George Washington University, and is Healthcare Executive certified by the American College of Healthcare Executives.