Currently a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Symphonia and a frequent lecturer in the Christopher Wren Association, Knuettel was, until recently, an adjunct in the Mason School of Business. Knuettel was formerly Managing Director of PaineWebber (now a part of UBS Securities), a leading international stock and bond brokerage firm. He is a research analyst, specializing in the petroleum industry and energy securities. He is also involved in investment banking activities in the energy industries.
He has prior experience as Senior Portfolio Manager with Petroleum & Resources, a closed-end investment company, specializing in the energy industries and its associated securities. His international experience is in all oil producing countries, particularly in the Middle East and he is a lecturer on Middle East politics and the petroleum industry. Following retirement from the investment industry, he taught courses in international investment analysis, security analysis, portfolio management, and investment banking at Fordham University, Virginia Commonwealth University and The Mason School at William & Mary. He is a lecturer for Securities Markets in the Christopher Wren Association. Knuettel is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LaSalle University, and an MBA in Finance from St. John's University.