Jim is the owner/president of Houck Agency. The accomplished public relations professional, copywriter and marketer brings 20+ years of experience in agency, corporate and non-profit marketing environments to his firm.
Before starting the agency, Houck worked in account management roles for Northeast Ohio PR/marketing firms Marcus Thomas and AKHIA, as well as in a corporate world at Delphi Automotive Systems (formerly Packard Electric) in Warren, Ohio.
Throughout his career, he’s planned and executed successful PR and marketing campaigns for companies such as Akron Children’s Hospital, Alcoa, AmTrust Financial, Baskin Robbins, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Marathon, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Diebold, Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Parker Hannifin, Simon Roofing, STERIS Corporation, Volvo Trucks North America, YWCA and many small- and medium-sized businesses in the Akron, Cleveland and Youngstown markets.
Houck earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University in 19-something-something (a while ago).
Mahoning Valley born and raised, Houck resides with his wife and three children in Niles. He performs pro bono services for the Midlothian Free Health Clinic and Potential Development School for Children with Autism, and volunteers at his children’s school, St. Charles in Boardman. He’s also a former board member at HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley.