JK McKnight

“Reach higher, climb further.” 

Reaching the summit of your potential demands vision and execution. Most do not have the purpose or passion to follow through. For those who do, I’m here to help you.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. I watched my father leave an ownership position at the city’s largest advertising firm to create Louisville’s first internet marketing agency in 90s. I watched my mom go back to college in her 30s, eventually founding her own development company, and leading some of the city’s finest educational and religious institutions.

Risk was all around me, but with risk comes great reward. Life is too short. Make your moments matter.

JK McKnight

“Reach higher, climb further.”

Reaching the summit of your potential demands vision and execution. Most do not have the purpose or passion to follow through. For those who do, I’m here to help you.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. I watched my father leave an ownership position at the city’s largest advertising firm to create Louisville’s first internet marketing agency in 90s. I watched my mom go back to college in her 30s, eventually founding her own development company, and leading some of the city’s finest educational and religious institutions.

Risk was all around me, but with risk comes great reward. Life is too short. Make your moments matter.

Testimonials.

"Innovative, catalytic creative”
- Greg Fischer | Louisville Mayor

"Elite leader, community builder"
– Dan Jones | CEO and Founder, Parklands

"A major league entrepreneur"
- Roger Eaton | Former President, KFC

"Sharp intellect, strong vision"
- Morgan McGarvey | KY Senator

"Forward-thinking, hardworking visionary"
- Pat Hallahan | My Morning Jacket

"Top 1% of my clients"
– K. Connelly | Founding Director, CNPE

Testimonials

"Innovative, catalytic creative”
- G. Fischer, Louisville Mayor

"Elite leader, community builder"
– D. Jones, Parklands CEO

"A major league entrepreneur"
- R. Eaton, Fmr President, KFC

"Sharp intellect, strong vision"
- M. McGarvey, KY Senator

"Hardworking, visionary"
- P. Hallahan, My Morning Jacket

"Top 1% of my clients"
– K. Connelly | Fmr Dir, CNPE

Fest Press.

"Coolest US Festivals"
- Rolling Stone

"Major Rock Destination"
- New York Times

"Top Ten Outdoor Festivals"
- Outside Magazine

"Top 25 Socially-Discussed Fests"
- Eventbrite

"Our Favorite Southern Festival"
- Southern Living

"Top Ten Summer Festivals"
- Men’s Fitness

"Rock n’ Roll Paradise"
- American Songwriter

Fest Press.

"Coolest US Festivals"
- Rolling Stone

"Major Rock Destination"
- New York Times

"Top Ten Outdoor Festivals"
- Outside Magazine

"Top 25 Socially-Discussed Fests"
- Eventbrite

"Our Favorite Southern Festival"
- Southern Living

"Top Ten Summer Festivals"
- Men’s Fitness

"Rock n’ Roll Paradise"
- American Songwriter

Awards.

"Global Visionary"
- World Affairs Council

“Southerner of the Year”
- Southern Living

"Irish Person of the Year"
- Ancient Order of Hibernians

"New Faces of Philanthropy"
- Louisville Magazine

"Fleur-de-Lis Winner"
- Chamber of Commerce

"Cultural Ambassador"
- Convention and Visitors Bureau

"Top 50 City Connector"
- Leadership Louisville

Awards.

"Global Visionary"
- World Affairs Council

“Southerner of the Year”
- Southern Living

"Irish Person of the Year"
- Ancient Order of Hibernians

"Fleur-de-Lis Winner"
- Chamber of Commerce

"New Faces of Philanthropy"
- Community Foundation

"Cultural Ambassador"
- Convention + Visitors Bureau

"Top 50 City Connector"
- Leadership Louisville