Hunden prize catch Romy Snyder in key role



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Hunden Partners (Hunden), a full-service, national real estate advisory practice, has welcomed the former President and head honcho of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau (WDVCB – tourist information center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, US) Romy Snyder as its Executive Vice-President.

‘MarketWatch’ stated that in her nearly 30 years with the bureau, Snyder built WDVCB into a force of economic impact for local tourism. Hunden is expanding its bench of senior leadership to enhance its consulting services breadth amidst rapid growth. In addition to Snyder, Hunden recently brought on real estate development professional Steve Haemmerle as its Executive Vice-President.

Chicago (US)-based Hunden Partners, also known as ‘Hunden’, is a leading real estate and destination development consulting firm, with professionals in Chicago, San Diego and Minneapolis. The firm offers a full range of advisory, market and financial feasibility, economic and impact analyses for specialty destination assets such as sports facilities, mixed-use and entertainment districts, convention and expo centers, hotels, entertainment venues, theme parks, recreation facilities, and other economic development projects.

In addition, Hunden also provides the developer solicitation and selection experience to move projects from concept to funding. Hunden’s clients include Cities, States, universities, authorities, and private developers. Rob Hunden has worked on more than 1,000 studies and has had a hand in the development of more than $20 billion in open and underway projects around the world.

Remarked Rob Hunden, Hunden President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), “Romy Snyder is a true pioneer in tourism and hospitality. She was instrumental in shaping the local Wisconsin Dells landscape into a sought-after destination for year-round travel, sports, waterpark, and convention business, and led the WDVCB to become an economic growth engine for the State. We’re honored that she’s joining our executive team at Hunden to help our clients understand the value of placemaking and product development. She’s passionate about creating compelling destinations and has the experience to inspire others to lead similar efforts around North America.”

Rob Hunden, President, Hunden Partners, US, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.

Hunden Partners is also a sponsor of Coliseum Summit US to be held at the Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles, on September 6th-7th, 2023.

‘MarketWatch’ further stated that through Snyder’s leadership at WDVCB, coupled with innovative and significant development investments, the Wisconsin Dells area nearly quadrupled its estimated direct visitor spending from roughly $348 million in 1995 when she took the helm to $1.3 billion in 2022. This transformed the Wisconsin Dells area from a seasonal to a year-round destination, in what was a game-changer for the industry.

Hunden’s industry leadership in placemaking spans destination real estate in all geographic categories from the largest US Cities to up-and-coming small towns. Snyder’s experience helping grow a small Midwest City into a national destination adds new depth to the consulting services Hunden provides.

Stated Snyder, “I had an amazing run at the WDVCB, and couldn’t be more proud of my time there. I’m thrilled to enter this new phase of my career with the leadership team at Hunden and have the opportunity to provide a wide range of clients with advisory services and insights based on my years of experience.”

Snyder’s experience also includes five years at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and time as an instructor in the Fundamentals of Destination Management at the Madison Area Technical College. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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