Full Name
Jimmy Smith
Job Title
Chairman & CEO
Amusement Park Entertainment
Speaker Bio
Throughout his career, Jimmy – a 2012 Fast Company Top 100 Most Creative member and One Club For Creativity board member – has worked his magic in a variety of roles as an entrepreneur, environmentalist, creative director, author, video game creator, producer (TV, film and music). His work has been recognized for its fresh advertising approaches (Smithsonian, One Show, Cannes, Clio, D&AD, ANDYs, AICP, TIME magazine), its authenticity in video games (ESPN – EA Sports NBA Street), its TV show originality (Emmy nomination – Gatorade Replay) and for its beauty (Stiftung Buchkunst International Book Art Competition, Copenhagen Museum of Applied Arts – Soul of the Game, Images & Voices of Street Basketball).

In 2013, Jimmy added TV show talent to his list of accomplishments as he appeared weekly as a judge on VH1’s reality series Model Employee. And in 2016 – thanks to Harman International – his company’s newly formed record label, Amusement Park Music, debuted its first hit single, “Bigger Than Us,” by Dame D.O.L.L.A. (Different On Levels the Lord Allows).

On July 30, 2016, Amusement Park Entertainment, Mondelēz’s Stride Gum, FOX and YouTube brought to the international stage, Heaven Sent. In this epic live event, world renown skydiver, Luke Aikins, jumped from 25,000 feet with no parachute, no wing suit … nothing but the clothes on his back … and landed safely. It also landed a Guinness World Record.

In 2019, Jimmy and his partners turned their focus to the environment by launching Genesis 1 Oil Services, LLC (branded Genesis 1 Day Won™). Genesis 1’s technology seeks to clean up the planet and end global warming by providing clean oil. While it may sound counterintuitive that a new oil company could be the vaccine for Mother Earth’s ills, nevertheless, it’s true. We’ve discovered that which was defiled can now be cleaned.

As you’ll often hear Jimmy say, “Jesus has hooked a brotha up!”
Jimmy Smith