Jack Guthrie founded Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations in 1977 and sold his interest in the firm to Andy Eggers, Dan Hartlage and Clair Nichols in 2005.
Jack began his public relations career in 1964 with Philip Morris Inc., in New York and Louisville. Beginning in 1971, he served as Kentucky Derby Festival president for six years before forming his own firm.
Jack has served multiple roles as a University of Kentucky Alumni, including a six year term as Alumni Trustee on the UK Board of Trustees, president of the UK Alumni Association and a member of its board of directors, president of UK’s School of Journalism Alumni Association, and chair of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame committee. He has served many other community and professional organizations and received numerous awards, including Man of the Year by the Louisville Advertising Club in 1995.