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Communication Advisory Council

Chip Polston
Chip Polston
- Sr. VP, Communications, PR and Social Responsibility at Kentucky Lottery Corporation
  • chip.polston@kylottery.com
  • Member Term: 2018-2021
  • 502-560-1675
  • Preferred Mailing Address 14622 Cressington Cir., Lou 40245
  • Education WKU, B.A. with a double major in broadcasting and political science, 1989
  • UofL, M. Ed., occupational education and training, 1995
Career Highlights

Serves on senior management team of $1 billion a year corporation, managing all public relations, media relations and social media activities of the Kentucky Lottery. Also manages and oversees all aspects of "Play Responsibly" CSR program.

Wrote the CSR program for the US lottery industry. Serves as vice president of the board of directors of the Nat’l Council on Problem Gambling, and one of seven members of the World Lottery Association’s Responsible Gambling Workgroup which sets global CSR policy for the lottery industry.

Spent 14 years at UofL working as broadcast news services manager. Produced and wrote the Video Source, a VNR production seen in more than 500,000 homes per month during production. Drafted media plan and helped coordinate media relations for the world’s first implant of the ABIOCOR artificial heart, and the world’s first successful human hand transplant.

Developed, wrote and produced all UofL radio and TV commercials. During this time was also actively working as a freelancer, working as writer, producer and talent for a number of corporate clients. These included Outback Steakhouse (national), General Electric (national), Nabisco Foods (national), UPS, Brown and Williamson, Professional Golfers Association (PGA), Humana, Southern Comfort/Hospitality TV, and Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E).

Personal Highlights

I’m a dad to two boys, I never outgrew playing with Legos, and am slightly obsessed with the movie “A Christmas Story”.

Most Vivid Memory of WKU

There were two very distinct moments for me on The Hill when I literally heard the angels sing:

- The first time in what was then the ETV studio when I sat on the old “Western Weekly” TV show set as the host, and the tally light on my camera came on. Even though I was only 19, I’d dreamt of that moment for years.
- The first time I ever put on my Spirit Master jacket and tie. That’s as close as I think I’ll ever come to wearing the Iron Man suit.

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