Mr. Knopik is the former CEO of Beall’s department store, as well as chairman of the board. He currently serves on the board of directors of Publix Supermarkets. Prior to his retirement, he was active as a board member in a number of statewide and national organizations including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Retail Federation, Leadership Florida and the National Retail Federation. Steve is an active member of the Florida Council of 100. In the West Central Florida area, he is a member of the Southwest Region Advisory Board for Truist Bank, a Director Emeritus of the Palmetto Youth Center and a former member of 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.