Don Knapp joined the MID management team in December 2019 and serves as the District’s Chief Financial Officer. As head of the Finance Department, he is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all accounting and finance activities of the District under direction from the General Manager. Mr. Knapp brings more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience to the District.
Mr. Knapp began his career with Newmont Mining Corporation in Elko, Nevada. He was promoted several times to positions of increasing responsibility in accounting of the $7 billion gold mining company. Prior to joining the MID Management Team, he served as the Division Controller for Foster Poultry Farms based in Livingston, Ca. He was responsible for the accounting functions of the Prepared Foods, Logistics, Commodities and Turkey facilities located in California, Oregon and Alabama. He had previously served as the Controller-Chicken Plants and Controller-Live Operations during his 19 years within the company.
Mr. Knapp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Fresno – Craig School of Business. Mr. Knapp lives in Atwater with his wife of 23 years and their two children. When he is not working, he enjoys being in the mountains, hunting, fishing and racing dirt bikes.