THE HONORABLE MICHAEL J. KNAPP
Second Vice Chair
Mr. Knapp was elected Second Vice Chair in 2013. He was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley in March 2012 for the remainder of a six-year term that began on July 1, 2006. He was reappointed to serve a full six-year term, effective July 1, 2012.
Mr. Knapp served on the Montgomery County Council, representing District 2, from 2002 through 2010 and served as the council president in 2007 and 2008. Currently, he is president and CEO of Germantown-based Orion Biostrategies, Inc., a life sciences business consulting firm.
Knapp also serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Advisors at the Universities at Shady Grove, as a board member of the Montgomery County Community Foundation and Identity, Inc. While serving on the County Council, he was the chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in 2008 (member, 2002-10), a former member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (chair, 2006). Knapp is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and government and achieved the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.