Jimmy Ford is a Vice President, Wealth Advisor in the Wealth Management and Trust Department with Stock Yards Bank and Trust. A native Louisvillian, Jimmy, attended St. Xavier High School and received his Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Bellarmine University.
Jimmy dedicated the first 30 years of his professional career to the field of higher education, working in alumni relations and development at Bellarmine University and University of Louisville. He served as the Executive Director of Bellarmine and U of L Alumni Associations, overseeing programming and special events, communications and marketing and alumni engagement. Jimmy also worked with alumni and donors to establish endowments, donor advised funds and creating charitable and planned gifts through their estates. In 2016 Jimmy successfully transitioned to his current role at Stock Yards Bank and Trust serving as a wealth advisor and relationship manager for clients with individual retirement accounts, personal investment and trust accounts, foundation and endowment accounts and institutional and non – profit accounts.
While not a natural dancer, with the “right amount of courage” Jimmy has been known to crash a conga line, climb aboard the SOUL TRAIN and stumble through a few line dances. When all else fails, his go to moves are the sprinkler and the pelvic thrust. While Jimmy has no professional dance training, he was a member of the Italian Festival Heritage Dancers and he and his wife, Betsy, once won a highly contested Duck Dance competition at the Butchertown Strassenfest .
When not working or having grand illusions of being the next Maks Chmerkovskiy, Jimmy can be seen fronting Doc Rock and the Test Tubes, the legendary house band at Shenanigans…theHollywood Bowl of the Highlands… attempting to play golf and enjoying good food and drinks with family and friends.
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