Steve M. Knopik

Chief Executive Officer, Beall's, Inc. (Bradenton)


After earning a BSBA Degree from the University of Florida in 1977, Steve Knopik began his career as a CPA for KPMG, a global accounting and auditing firm.  He joined Beall’s, Inc. in 1984 as the Director of Finance and grew with the Company over the ensuing years and advanced through a number of leadership roles before being promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2006.

He is currently active in a number of statewide organizations including Leadership Florida and serves on the Board of Directors of both the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100.  On a more local level, Steve is a member of the Southwest Florida Advisory Board for SunTrust Bank, the Board of Directors of the Palmetto Youth Center and the Board of Trustees for Academy Prep Foundation, an organization that oversees the operation of middle schools for economically disadvantaged children in St. Petersburg and Tampa.