Adam Knapp, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), will deliver the keynote address at Baton Rouge Community College’s 20th commencement ceremony, Friday, May 25 in the Bonne Sante’ Health and Wellness Center on the Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Degrees will be conferred for more than 500 students who completed their studies for spring 2018.
“We are thrilled to have Adam Knapp join us for our spring commencement exercises,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib. “His experience in local economic growth speaks very closely to the mission of Baton Rouge Community College. Our graduates stand to gain so much from his keynote address, particularly in regards to the role that they could play in contributing to Capital Area workforce advancement and business investment.”
About Adam Knapp
Adam Knapp is the President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, which he joined in 2008. BRAC leads economic development in the nine-parish Capital Area of Louisiana. BRAC’s team works to secure business investment and economic growth for the Capital region, while at the same time leading efforts to enhance the region’s competitiveness and improve the conditions for business investment.
He is married to Megan Johnson Knapp, a Virginia native, and they have three young children, Sadie, Hattie, and Nicholas. Knapp is a native of Lake Charles, where his family still lives. He volunteers on the Boards for Arts Council, New Schools Baton Rouge, and Teach for America, and attends University Presbyterian Church.
Knapp completed his undergraduate degree at Davidson College in North Carolina about ten years too early to have met Stephan Curry. He started his career in the private sector, where he worked in in Chicago and Silicon Valley as a consultant for Accenture, a global consulting firm. After Accenture, Adam returned to Louisiana to serve Governors Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco as Economic Development Advisor, worked for Louisiana Economic Development, and – after the 2005 hurricanes – as Deputy Director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority.