Brent Snavely is a senior director at Lambert working closely with the firm’s automotive and mobility, non-automotive manufacturing and private equity clients. He also provides strategic media relations counsel firm-wide and is part of the firm’s crisis communications team.
Before joining Lambert, Snavely spent more than 23 years as a journalist with most of that time spent in business, financial and automotive journalism.
Most recently, he served as the lead automotive writer at the Detroit Free Press where he covered Ford and General Motors while also serving as auto team leader. In that role, he co-managed automotive coverage for the Detroit Free Press and USA Today.
Additionally, Snavely led the award-winning coverage of the UAW’s contract negotiations in 2011 and again in 2015, served as a key member of a team that covered Detroit’s bankruptcy and closely chronicled the transformation of Chrysler from a bankrupt American automaker into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Prior to Detroit Free Press, Snavely worked for Crain’s Detroit Business, covering industries that included automotive suppliers, retail and restaurants.
Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.