Adam Snyder

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner  

Adam Snyder joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in early May 2022. As Principal Counsel Adam heads up the division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that provides advice to Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and various other state entities, and represents them in litigation, as necessary. He is currently representing MHT in two lawsuits involving the administration of historic preservation easements in Baltimore City.

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Michele Butler

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Michele Butler joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in spring 2022 in the role of Procurement Officer. Her responsibilities include purchase orders for grants, maintenance services, and telecommunications. She says she is excited to be working on various aspects of the contracts process for Planning! 

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Travis Beal

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Travis Beal joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) full time as a Lead Planner in December 2021. In this role, he primarily works on data preparation and analysis for internal use as well as data requests for local and partner state agencies utilizing data from various sources including the 2020 U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, among others which are available on the Planning’s State Data Center website.

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Sarah Diehl

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Sarah Diehl, AICP, joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in January 2021 as our only team member to be interviewed, hired, and on-boarded entirely remotely and mid-pandemic. Truly an other-worldly experience about which Sarah simply says, “I cannot wait to meet the rest of Planning in person rather than through a computer screen!” 

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Joseph Rogers

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Joe Rogers has had the dubious distinction of being our very last Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) team member to join the department prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, his first day on the job being only nine days before stay-at-home orders went into effect. It’s pretty safe to say that the experience of teleworking his first few months on the job are not exactly typical! 

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