Max Knopp was raised on a Dickinson County Kansas farm. He is a 1978 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in ag economics. He is also a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Max has been in the banking industry since 1978 and has been with Pinnacle Bank for more than thirty years. He has served on numerous civic organization boards, including United Way and HOPE Center, where he is currently serving as treasurer. Max is a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.