Linda Snell, Director, Governance and Leadership Development and Senior Strategy Consultant, is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. She has exceptional expertise in leadership development, strategic planning and relationship marketing. She consistently initiates and implements programs that increase communication and coordination between and within organizations.
One of Linda’s strengths includes the design, implementation and evaluation of programs to build effective board leadership programs and increase good governance practices. She was a key developer of a leadership development program for producer-funded soybean groups and researched how various nonprofit organizations conduct leadership programs. Linda works successfully with leadership and boards of nonprofit organizations to develop and revise bylaws, policies and procedures and comprehensive board manuals. In addition she co-developed and facilitates LBL’s Certificate in Nonprofit Governance program which has been successfully implemented with over 30 nonprofit organizations in the arts, health care, education and social service. Linda has been instrumental in developing effective performance measurement processes and implementation management with organizations. She developed, implemented and provided analysis on a Board Member Individual Self-Assessment to assist individual board membersevaluate their current skills and identify needs to enhance their effectiveness as a board member. In addition she implements and conducts final analysis on BoardSource Nonprofit Board Self-Assessments.
Linda worked for the Texas Beef Council as director of industry relations and for the National Live Stock and Meat Board (later National Cattlemen's Beef Association) as the director of state and affiliate services. As a consultant, she worked with all 45 state beef councils, The Thacker Group, Demeter Communications, Lee Hecht Harrison and Agri-West International.
Linda is a graduate of Texas A&M University with an Animal Science and Agriculture Economics degrees. She has completed the Certificate Business Administration Program, University of Illinois Chicago and the Certificate in Strategic Management, Association for Strategic Planning. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and is a member of BoardSource and Association for Strategic Planning.