Port Hueneme City Councilmember Sylvia Muñoz Schnopp was re-elected to a second, four-year term in November 2012 after serving a successful term as Councilmember, Mayor (2010-2011) and Mayor Pro Tem (2009-2010). She also served as member of the city’s Audit Committee, Water Rate Committee and Branding Committee. Her leadership as Mayor encouraged Port Hueneme’s City Council as the first Ventura County city voting to display “In God We Trust” at City Hall November 2011. Her tenacity and efforts with Assemblymember Gorell led to Governor Brown signing bills to ensure Hueneme Beach shoreline protection October 2013 when federal funding was inadequate in providing beach restoration.
She serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDC-VC), the board of the California Joint Powers in Insurance Authority and the Ventura County Council of Government (VCOG). She is a CA GOP delegate, a CA Strawberry Society Ambassador and is featured in “Living Legends” published June 2013 by local Oxnard historian Jeff Maulhardt.
She owns Schnopp Consulting Group, providing general and segmented business consulting, marketing, public and external affairs strategies. Her business leadership has impacted numerous entrepreneurs, small businesses, international corporations, government and notable nonprofit organizations. Ms. Schnopp is an adjunct professor of business and accounting at Oxnard College and has her own channel on www.kadytv.com featuring interviews with local individuals regarding Mexico’s Cristero Revolution of the 1920’s. She serves as a corporate outreach strategist in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Ms. Schnopp was active with the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) and the Ventura County 2005 BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Taskforce. In 2005 she received the Community Advocate Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and has been honored with other notable national and regional awards.
She spent eight years at AT&T Wireless Services and held a variety of regional, multi-state and national positions in marketing, public relations and external affairs, culminating as National Director for Multi-Cultural Initiatives. Before AT&T, she an executive with United Way of Ventura County where she created and implemented the nationally-acclaimed “Day of Caring” volunteer campaign kick-off event, directed award-winning marketing campaigns, and is credited with launching the first issues-oriented donor choice program.
Ms. Schnopp earned an MBA from California Lutheran University and a BS in Business Administration from Cal State University, Northridge. She serves on the St. John’s Regional Medical Center Community Board, The Museum of Ventura County Board of Directors and Ventura County Community Foundation’s Resource Center for Nonprofit Leadership. A published writer, guest columnist and lecturer, she is finalizing her first novel, Abandoned Angels, based on her family’s true story during Mexico’s Cristero Revolution and is a sought-after subject-matter expert. A native of Oxnard, she traces her Ventura County heritage to the early 20th Century.
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