Oyango A. Snell, Esq., CAE
Oyango A. Snell serves as the CEO and Executive Director of the California Lawyers Association. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) where he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters. Oyango recently served as the chief legislative and regulatory counsel in multiple states representing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) on critical issues impacting the insurance industry. Prior to joining PCI, Oyango spent his professional career in state government relations in both the public and private sectors in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his law degree from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and holds a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Oyango completed his undergraduate studies at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, a historical Black college. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio and registered as in-house counsel with the State Bar of California. Oyango is very engaged in the association and nonprofit community, serving as the Co-Chair for the California Society of Association Executives' Inagural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, as a member of ASAE's Ethics Advisory Committee, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for United Way California Capital Region.