William Knopf

Executive Director at Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Nonprofit Organization Management
  1. Finishing Contractors Assn,
  2. Associated General Contractors of Iowa,
  3. Midwest Manufacturing Technology Corporation
  1. Saint Louis University

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A senior management executive with 25 years experience in managing tax-exempt organizations. A consensus builder with a track record of success in shaping public policy issues, board development, staff leadership, membership recruitment and retention, and implementing award-winning public relations and branding initiatives. Well-developed political advocacy, labor relations, budgeting and strategic planning skills. Ability to facilitate successful business to business partnerships. Multi-industry exposure and experience. Produced consistent gains in productivity, quality and efficiency. Have delivered visionary, creative leadership for organizations with annual revenue budgets of $500,000 to $3+ million.

Specialties:Trade association management.


Executive Director

Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana
– Present (6 years 2 months)Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Manage all aspects of a state-wide construction trade association, including member advocacy, governance, industry marketing, public agency and legislative outreach, adult education and training, financial administration, strategic planning, membership retention and growth, and staff mentoring/coaching/mgt. In this position, I report to an 18 member Board of Directors and manage the work of six active volunteer committees/task forces.

Vice President

Finishing Contractors Assn
(2 years 7 months)

Senior staff management position with international construction trade association serving glazing, commercial and industrial painting, interior systems and flooring contractors in the US and Canada. Responsible for labor relations, affiliate relations, new business development, strategic planning, the development of new membership services and educational programs and collective bargaining. Served as staff liaison with senior national officials of international labor union and local district councils, facilitating growth and preservation of market share for signatory contractors.

Executive Vice President/CEO

Associated General Contractors of Iowa
(9 years 6 months)Des Moines, Iowa Area

Responsible for all operations of a large chapter of an influential and highly regarded national construction trade association. Recruited, coached and supervised staff of nine and launched two subsidiary organizations. Restructured core business operations and earned numerous national recognitions. Created new strategic initiatives, including new membership services, educational programs, marketing alliances, member outreach campaigns and non dues revenue streams. Manged association's investment portfolio and real estate interests. In addition, I managed fundraising for the state's second largest political action committee, raising over $200,000 annually for candidate disbursements.

Executive Vice President

Midwest Manufacturing Technology Corporation
(2 years 10 months)

Tax-exempt technology transfer organization funded by U.S. Department of Defense serving second and third tier defense subcontractors in the Southwestern Illinois/Eastern Missouri area.
Activities involved training and consulting in precision CNC manufacturing, computer engineering, plastic injection moulding, and stero lithography.

Director of Marketing and Communications

National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers
(5 years 5 months)

Director of Marketing and Communications

Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries Int'l.
(4 years)


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  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Construction
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  • Board Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Government Advocacy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Leadership Development
  • Membership Development
  • Transportation
  • Budgeting
  • Brand Equity
  • Content Marketing
  • Consensus Building
  • Workforce Development
  • Adult Education
  • Grassroots Lobbying
  • Association Meetings
  • Project Management
  • Conference Organization
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St. Louis University High School

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