Jeff Knippa grew up near Hutto TX and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. He is owner/agent of Knippa-Buchhorn Insurance Agency (Local Chapter 32) where he has served as an agent since 2005. In 2012 he purchased the agency from his father-in-law. The agency continues to be a family business and proudly serves the surrounding community.

Mr. Knippa owns a small cattle operation, and prior to his insurance career, he served our state as assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Texas State Senate and worked for Gracy Title Company. He and his family are active members of Zion Lutheran Church and School in Walburg where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and on the church council and school board. Mr. Knippa currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Walburg Community Center.

Mr. Knippa was elected to the Germania Farm Mutual Board of Director in 2017.