Fifteen Minutes with Laura Snyder

Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the team at Dick Jones Communications. In our feature, "Fifteen Minutes," our team will answer 10 questions about themselves, their work, their hobbies, and other random tidbits.

Today, we spend 15 minutes with Laura Snyder, vice president of Dick Jones Communications.

What do you do at work all day? 
Every day is a little bit different, but every day includes some writing, some emails and between two and 200 meetings (it seems). I also learn something every day, which is why I’ve stuck around for so long.

What three words you use to describe your role?
Advancer of Knowledge.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The promise of coffee.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“I heard on a podcast recently…”

How do you recharge?
I’m an introvert, so I crave solitude, whether it’s reading a book, spending time with my horse or just puttering around the house.

What can’t you live without?
Coffee, books, ice cream and ponies.

What is your favorite book?
War & Peace. Which sounds fancy, but I’m really in it for the duels, the parties, the sleigh rides and the romantic intrigue.  

What would be the title of your life story?  
“Not Without My Ice Cream: The Laura Snyder Story,” or “Donuts I Have Known and Loved.”

If DJC were a TV show, which character (from any sitcom, drama or reality show of any time period) would represent you?
Mad Men’s Joan Harris Holloway, for wardrobe purposes.

What’s your spirit animal?
NPR’s culture contributor Glen Weldon.