Resume and Credentials


Stephen Knipper - Professional Resume

Education Awards and Recognition

  • Northern Kentucky University-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - 1995
  • Villanova University- Correspondence Six Sigma Certification - 2004 
  • Project Management Institute-International Certification in Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) - 2005 Area of Concentration/Experience: IT Ethics Privacy, Design & Cyber security.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nationally Certified Professional Business Analyst - IT Vision, Solution & Integration. Since 2004
  • Top Honors in Modern Management Series. 
  • Excellence in Mass & Interpersonal Communication; Motivational Leadership with a Vision Award. 2011 - 2014.
  • State wide recognition from Kentucky League of Cities as successful NKY city official (Erlanger City Council) in Frankfort. 2015 

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Work Experience

Commonwealth of Kentucky - Chief of Staff.

  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor & Gubernatorial Senior Management member. 
  • Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategist & Policy Adviser.
  • Proxy for the Lieutenant Governor for various Boards and Commissions and Government Departments. 
  • Lead for many special Administration initiatives. 

Catholic Health Initiatives - 2011-2015. Lead Project Manager III.

  • Reported to Executive Management; Planned, Designed, Evaluated Hospital Infrastructure.
  • Lead Project Manager/Design for IT Security projects throughout the 85 hospitals in the United States.

Catholic Health Partners - 2007-2011. Lead Project Manager.

  • Answered to Executive Management; Led cross-functional teams including IT, physicians, nurses, sponsors, and vendors to meet project objectives defined by Executive Management.

Midland Guardian/AMIG (Forbes 200) 2005-2007. IT Security Project Manager. 

  • Responsible for all projects within the Claims and Financial Institution Division (FID). Trained non-IT personnel about IT , Project Management Methodology & Six Sigma 
  • Evaluated and re-designed several workflows to improve efficiency and customer service. Reported to CEO, CIO, and PMO Director.
  • Developed the division’s yearly budget and project prioritization matrix.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (S&P 500) 1995-2005. Business Analyst.

  • Complete management of projects and IT development for Human Resources, Education and Training,  Government Relations, and Executive Committee within CFC.

Elected Office, Appointments, Membership, & Government Authorizations

  • Kenton County Board of Adjustments - 2008 – 2010. Board member      

  • Erlanger City Council- 2010-2012. Elected Official                              

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky - 2015, reappointed 2017. Capital Planning and Finance Advisory Board Member.                                                                  

  • United State Department of Homeland Security - 2015. Intelligence Community Member.  Steve has successfully completed a counterintelligence investigation, interview and financial background check. Used for public security, intelligence gathering, planning and establishing a chain of authority that can react to and meet any known threat.

  • KY Emergency Operation Center/ Homeland Security Fusion Center- 2015 Lieutenant Governor Proxy & Liaison. 

  • RSLC (Republican State Leadership Committee)- 2015 Member. (Washington DC).

  • White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs-2018.  State Leadership Representative and Liaison for the Lt. Governor of KY

  • U.S. Air Force Research Lab for Co-operative Cyber project - 2017. Contributor. 

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