Jim King believes that success breeds success and that as he achieves more, he is able to do more things for more people.
King has been successful in both the public and the private sector. In 1981 he formed King & Company, PSC. a CPA firm, and serves as president and CEO. In 1987, King acquired People’s State Bank, in Nelson County, KY with assets of $6 million and only one location. After expanding to the Louisville area People’s State Bank became King Southern Bank and has continued to grow. Today, King Southern Bank has over $160 million in assets and seven locations.
In November 2004, King won election to serve as councilman for District 10 to Louisville’s Metro Council. In January 2006, he became majority leader of the Metro Council and in January 2008, King was elected as the president of the Louisville Metro Council.
King is a member of the University of Louisville Board of Overseers, the Board of the Louisville Orchestra, and the Simmons College Board of Trustees. He is a past-chairman of the Kentucky Bankers Association.