KET to air UofL’s ‘Entrepreneurs Meet Innovators’ talk with Alice Houston


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – KET’s “Kentucky Entrepreneur” series will feature prominent Louisville businesswoman Alice K. Houston’s recent question-and-answer session with students and community entrepreneurs at the University of Louisville College of Business.

    Houston, chairman and CEO of HJI Supply Chain Solutions, appeared as part of the e+i Entrepreneurs Meet Innovators program at the college’s Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. Houston and her husband, Wade, founded the second-largest minority-owned company in the United States and the largest minority-owned transportation company in North America before she became president and CEO of HJI in 2005. She is an active member of the community, serving on several boards, and was named Louisvillian of the Year in 2008.

    The schedule is as follows:

    • KET: Sunday, September 2 at 3 p.m. ET
    • KETKY: Tuesday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET
    • KET2: Sunday, September 16 at 10 a.m. ET
    • KETKY: Tuesday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET
    • KETKY: Tuesday, October 9 at 3 p.m. ET
    • KETKY: Sunday, October 21 at 4 p.m. ET

    Future speakers will also be featured on the KET series. For more information, contact Mary Tapolsky, assistant director, external programs, Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, 502-852-0197.




    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.