Weaks McKinney-Smith

President & CEO

Weaks McKinney-Smith founded Media Venue in 1995 with the goal of providing innovative media strategies and building meaningful relationships with clients and industry members. Bringing over 40 years of media experience to the table, Weaks worked in television across the state of Kentucky before taking his skills to the marketing world with Media Venue. Over 25 years of running a successful advertising firm has taught him that people are the lifeblood of business, and that continues to be a core focus of his approach—from curating a talented team of professionals to forming connections with clients. Weaks is a lifelong Kentuckian who is proud to call Louisville home. When he isn’t making marketing magic, you’ll find him spending time with his wife Charlotte, working on his home’s landscaping, or trying his hand at a new recipe.