Bruce Knott has been with the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) since 2011 and serves as the Director of Human Resources. In this capacity, he directs the administration and business of all human capital and safety programs within the River Authority with approximately 260 employees. Knott is responsible for furthering the River Authority’s mission through the operation and development of programs such as employee relations, compensation management, leadership and employee development, organizational design and development, group medical and dental benefits, health and safety, workers compensation, employment law, performance management and occupational efficiencies. He assists the General Manager with building and maintaining a strong culture that promotes and encourages employee development and a passion for public service. Knott has 29 years of professional human resources experience at the local, state and federal level. Prior to his position with the River Authority, he served as the Director of Human Resources for the City of Pascagoula, Mississippi, where he directed the Human Capital, Information Technology and Public Relations Departments. Prior to that position, Knott held a variety of Human Resources positions with the United States Air Force, where he retired after serving with dignity and honor for 20 years. He has also taught for several colleges and universities. Knott is passionate about employee growth and development and efficient, effective, and innovative public service.
Knott holds master’s degrees in business administration and human resources management, and Bachelor of Science degrees in education and occupational education. He holds an Occupational Instructor Certificate and is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC Personality Assessment Tool, Strong Interest Inventory, Conflict Dynamics Profile and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is active in the local and national chapters of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Knott currently serves on the Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund board and has previously served on boards for the United Way, Air Force Association, Boys and Girls Clubs and Rotary Clubs.