Current Employee of the Month
Knapp uses creativity and energy to benefit Purchasing Division training programs
SAMANTHA KNAPP, a Staff Development Specialist with the Purchasing Division, has been selected as the Department of Administration’s Employee of the Month for May.
A state government employee for more than two years, Knapp oversees the agency’s professional development and training, which includes its annual conference, in-house training curriculum, webinars and online modules. She also manages the Purchasing Division’s Certification Program.
“Samantha is ambitious and extremely motivated. She constantly uses her creativity to develop new ideas for the Purchasing Division’s various training programs,” said one co-worker. “Since Samantha arrived at the Purchasing Division, she has taken a training program in its infancy to a highly diverse level.”
Said another co-worker, “There are employees who come to work who just simply stand out. Samantha is that type of employee. She works cooperatively with her co-workers as well as those in other agencies and organizations.”
In her spare time, Knapp likes to spend time with her family and do home renovation projects. She will be joined by friends and co-workers at a special ceremony presented by Cabinet Secretary Ross Taylor on Thursday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m. at the Purchasing Division office in Building 15.