Brian Knabe, financial advisor with Savant Capital Management, was named one of the 2018 People You Should Know by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. 

Knabe was one of 20 people recognized during a special reception on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Tebala Event Center. People You Should Know started in 2011, and the program has honored more than 120 leaders since that time.

This year’s honorees feature eight women and 12 men representing a variety of industries, including health care, government, nonprofits, finance, education, manufacturing, and professional services. Honorees are business leaders who impact their respective organizations and industries and positively affect the local business environment.

Knabe has been with Savant Capital Management since 2011, and is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment process for the firm’s clients. In addition to his work with Savant, Knabe is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine with the University of Illinois and teaches investment and retirement planning courses at Rock Valley College and Beloit College. He serves as a member of several professional organizations, including the Illinois State Medical Society and the Catholic Medical Association.

“I am absolutely honored and humbled to be recognized among this year’s group of People You Should Know,” said Knabe. “A special thanks to my nominators, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Savant, and my family for this special recognition.”

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