25 Faces of CLT

Dennis Knapp

Dennis Knapp 2400

Name: Dennis Knapp

Employer: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

What is your job title? Chief CBP Officer

How long have you worked at CLT? Since December 1991 (Approximately 27 years)

What originally attracted you to working at CLT?
The Air National Guard and family in the area originally attracted me to CLT.

Describe your typical workday.
My typical workday involves coordinating international operations and facility issues.

What daily attitude/saying/motto do you bring to your job?
Breathe in and breathe out.

What keeps you at CLT?
What keeps me at CLT are my family and friends. There are very few other places I have found that I would even consider working at that could match what the Charlotte area offers.

What makes the City of Charlotte a special place to live/work?
The people that make the city run - every agency, business and work group add to the livability of our community.

What is the best advice you’ve gotten from someone since starting work at CLT?
Treat everyone like you want your family to be treated and everything will work out fine at the end of the day.

If you could hop on a plane and fly anywhere, where would you fly and why?

Probably Mount Rushmore. It would be a great place to start a tour of the country by car, seeing all the landmarks that we sometimes forget exist while working my way back home to Charlotte.