Episode 22. Jim Host – Former Kentucky Commerce Secretary & Founder of Host Communications
Jim Host loves Kentucky and he believes it has more potential than any other state in the country.
Jim is the founder and chairman of Host Communications, a sports marketing and production company specializing in collegiate athletics. He has an extensive background in public service. Jim was the youngest member of Governor Louis Nunn’s administration as commissioner of the Department of Public Information. He also served as the commissioner of the Department of Parks where he helped launch the Kentucky Horse Park.
Jim earned his degree in radio and television from the University of Kentucky and was a scholarship player on the baseball team. He later went on to play professionally for the Chicago White Sox.
Jim is currently the chairman of the Louisville Arena Authority. He has participated and served on over 40 professional organizations and boards in his career.