Jeffery Knight: Chairman & Managing Director
Jeff provides extensive international, federal, state, local, and business experience to clients who wish to transform their ideas into a positive, real-world outcome. He brings his unique experiences to clients in need of consulting, management, and governmental affairs services and understands how to transform their ideas into reality.
Jeff offers clients an extensive background in consulting services, association management, governmental affairs, monitoring and research, grants, funding and procurement, grassroots campaigns, and various other government services.
Jeff serves as a member of Governor Tony Evers Transportation Stakeholder Task Force. The task force was created to prioritize budgets and offer feedback on transportation needs.
He is also very active in the Whitewater community serving on the following boards:
- Greater Whitewater Committee, Inc., President, and CEO
- Whitewater University Technology Park, Board Member
- Whitewater Leads, Board of Directors Member
- Bethel House, Immediate Past President
- Discover Whitewater Series, Executive Director
Eric Knight: President & Director of Government Affairs
Eric is the President and Government Affairs Director for KPA and brings 15 years of experience in Wisconsin government, campaigns, and lobbying. Eric has led many legislative successes on behalf of our clients in almost every sector of the Wisconsin economy. Before beginning at KPA in 2012, he was appointed by the Governor as the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). While in that role, along with assisting in the management of the agency, he worked directly with Congress, state legislators, industry leaders, and other key stakeholders on laws affecting the financial industry.
Prior to his time at DFI, Eric spent five years as Chief of Staff in the Wisconsin Legislature. He has also worked on numerous legislative campaigns and is currently a member of the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists. Eric currently serves as Vice President of the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin.
Elena Rolley: Director of Operations & Media Relations
Elena is currently receiving her Bachelor’s of Marketing at UW-W. Her strong desire to learn and her motivation to advance her skill set is extremely beneficial to this position. She is a talented writer, organizer, and creative force that achieves strong customer relations here at KPA. Elena contributes the ability to market and promote clients through capabilities such as creative problem solving, adaptability, and attention to detail. She has experience in customer service, promotional work, and client management that she uses to help achieve success on the KPA team.
Elena’s day to day responsibilities at KPA include management of operations, organizing and writing press releases as well as newsletters, keeping records of important content from meetings, interviewing companies, and communicating with clients. She has efficient multitasking, time management, and communicative skills that allow her to complete her work with a positive attitude and precision.
Amaya Phillippi: Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Specialist
Amaya’s specialty is creating promotional marketing materials essential to a client’s needs. She works with the client on their message and researches what designs will promote the best ROI.
Examples include social media advertisements, print advertisements, posters, large scale signs, and invitations. She excels in researching materials, proofreading, creative problem solving and compiling copy into conceptually consistent reports, newsletters, web pages, and blog articles. Amaya strives to achieve great customer relations and quality graphics in a timely fashion.
Anna Dahl: Public Relations & Marketing Specialist
Anna is a junior at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater pursing her Bachelor’s degree in Corporate and Health Communications with a minor in Public Relations. She is a strong writer and helps to contribute by writing press releases and newsletters. She also helps in communicating with clients and attending meetings. Her duties include updating social media platforms for clients and keeping the media updated with current events. Anna strives to put out quality work in a timely manner. Some of her strengths include multitasking, time management, and strong communicative skills that allows her to create excellent writing materials.