Mike Snarr was born in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management. He also studied English and English literature.
Snarr began his career as Marketing Director for KTVX-TV (Channel 4 Television). Five years later, he joined the Salt Lake Advertising firm, Fotheringham and Associates where, as vice president, he helped develop marketing and media strategies for clients. He also served on the Management Team and helped develop new business.
In 1983 he moved to Triad America to become its Vice President of Marketing Services, where he managed all marketing, advertising and public relations for the company.
He joined the Utah Jazz in 1986 as an account executive in it’s Sponsorship Sales department. In time, he was called to head up Sponsorship Sales, where he and his team worked to create partnerships with key national and local companies for the Jazz, the Salt Lake Bees, Tour of Utah, Miller Motorsports Park, and Megaplex Theatres.
As an active participant in community service, Snarr has served on boards and done charitable work for the American Cancer Society, The Family Counseling Center, AMICUS, the fund-raising arm of IHC hospitals in Salt Lake City, the Children’s Museum of Utah, Big Brothers Big Sisters in Utah, FIRST Utah Robotics and Especially 4 Athletes, a high school mentoring program designed to fight against
bullying, suicide, and drug addiction among high school students.
Mike and his wife, Tamie, reside in Salt Lake City and are the parents of four children. They became grandparents for the first time in 2017. Mike enjoys playing golf, trying to stay in shape, and spending as much time with his family as they will allow.
Mike recently authored the book Long Shots and Layups; Memories and Stories from the Golden Era of the Utah Jazz, published earlier.