Education/ Professional Experience

Education

  • University of South Carolina, MA, Social Psychology, 1976
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BA, Psychology, 1973

Professional Experience Summary

  • 2000-Present: President, CEO and Co-Founder, The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce (www.scsbc.org), Columbia, SC
  • 1991-Present: President, The Knapp Agency (Advertising/Public Relations, (www.knappagency.com), Columbia, SC
  • 1990- 1991: Partner, Bear, Mallard, Knapp and Pope (Political Consultants), Columbia, SC
  • 1989-1990: Associate Director of Public Information, South Carolina ETV, Columbia, SC
  • 1987-1989: Public Information Consultant, South Carolina ETV, Columbia, SC
  • 1986-1987: Special Consultant, Div. of Public Safety Programs, Office of the Governor, Columbia, SC  
  • 1985-1986: Director of Marketing and Planning, Criminal Justice Management & Consulting, West Columbia, SC
  • 1983-1985: Executive Director, Common Cause/South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • 1981-1983: District Manager, American Family Life Assurance Company, Columbia, SC
  • 1979-1981: President, Frank Knapp & Associates, Columbia, SC
  • 1977-1979: Criminal Justice Planner, Div. of Public Safety Programs, Office of the Governor, Columbia, SC
  • 1976-1977: Director, Planning and Research, Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept., Lexington, SC
  • 1976-1978: Director, Planning and Research, Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept., Lexington, SC

Leadership Programs

  • Leadership SC Class of 1985
  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow at Furman University