(previously Seawell, then Martinez and then Torres, born May 5, 1982) is an American businesswoman, the owner and heiress of the In-N-Out Burger company. Guy Snyder and the only grandchild of Harry and Esther Snyder, who founded In-N-Out in 1948.
When she was 12, her parents separated and she moved with her mother to the small town of Shingletown, California, where she lived on a ranch and graduated from Redding Christian School, a private high school in Palo Cedro, California that her parents helped found.
Beginning on January 1, 2010, Snyder became In-N-Out's 6th President, succeeding her brother-in-law, Mark Taylor, who was appointed the company's Chief Operating Officer.
She currently retains the same position that her grandfather Harry (1948–1976), uncle Rich (1976–1993), father Guy (1993–1999), and grandmother Esther (1999–2006) previously retained.
She currently does not completely "own" her company but rather is guiding it until she receives her final shares on her 35th birthday.
Before Snyder stepped in as President of In-N-Out Burger, she sent out a taped message that was broadcast to all the company associates letting them know about the transition and the future of the company.
Also, Esther Snyder's signature was finally removed from associates' checks in 2009 (three years after her death) and replaced with Snyder's.
During 2006, Snyder and In-N-Out were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit with an ex-company executive, Rich Boyd.
Boyd was fired for allegedly misusing company funds, but claimed that Snyder, and then Vice-President Mark Taylor, were trying to oust the elderly Esther Snyder from the company.
Both denied the claims and the lawsuit was settled out of court in May 2006.
Snyder funds Healing Hearts & Nations (HHN), a non-profit corporation that builds training centers in Africa and India and trains local community leaders for the purpose of providing different forms of counseling to the underprivileged local population.
Snyder has stated that she works primarily out of the Baldwin Park office, home of In-N-Out University and formerly company headquarters, rather than the Irvine corporate headquarters because it is closer to her Bradbury home.