President & CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
in Baton Rouge
Adam 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.
Adam is married to Megan Johnson Knapp, a Virginia native, and they have three young children, Sadie, Hattie, and Nicholas. 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 Steph Curry. He started his career in the private sector, where he worked 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.
Adam is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, where his family moved in 1885 as part of an agricultural venture, and they have been there now through five generations. He admittedly does not know much about agriculture, although he did serve briefly on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board and got to be around lots of interesting people who do.
The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building
BY ADAM KNAPP
@ VOL 4
ON MAR 31, 2017
By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.