Patrick Knapp is a Regional Disaster Officer who works with individuals, families, and communities to help them minimize the effects of disasters along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Patrick managed the largest shelter in U.S. history during Hurricane Katrina at the Reliant Park “Astrodome”. He also served as an Assistant Relief Operations Director during the 9-11 World Trade Center Attacks. While with Baker Hughes he managed forty-four crisis teams globally and oversaw responses to events such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, severe weather in Mexico, underground chemical spills in West Texas, wildfires in Canada and civil unrest in Iraq and Libya.
He is a trained emergency manager and certified as a Lead Implementor for business continuity management systems. He served on the Association of Contingency Professionals Board of Directors for the Southern Texas Chapter. He has received the Tiffany and Spirit of Excellence awards for Management and a Spirit of Excellence Award for Technical Services from the American Red Cross. While at Baker Hughes he was awarded and recognized for leadership and teamwork several times over his tenure.
Patrick Knapp holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Administration and Planning from The University of North Texas. Sarah, his wife, and their children Brandon, Aiden, and Catie live in the Houston metropolitan area.