• Responsible for creating the explosion of activity of bocce in Southern California country clubs, beach clubs, hotels, parks, business centers, and homes over the past 9 years.
  • First in the country to create a sound architecture of blueprints on every aspect of launching and operating a strong, profitable and lasting bocce program for bocce clubs and leagues.
  • With a formidable experiential branding pedigree, understands the balance of the social and competitive drivers of all programming.
  • Meaningful networking relationships with the highest C-level trusted relationships in the business, entertainment, retail and hospitality sectors; along with strong relationships with leaders in bocce across the country.
  • A lifetime of creating and launching lasting sports programs and conferences for children to seniors.
  • An unparalleled respect for bocce’s core driver of creating a ‘sense of belonging’ in people’s lives — and a consistent track record of turning bocce experiences into meaningful revenues.


Full Biography of Jimmy Dunne

A modern-day Renaissance Man, Jimmy Dunne comfortably crisscrosses the worlds of art and business as a songwriter and composer, television writer and producer, screenwriter, music producer, artist, author and business entrepreneur.

Dunne’s songs have been recorded on 28,000,000 records worldwide; along with scores, songs, and themes in over 1,500 television episodes and dozens of feature films.

Along with Grammy nominations, Emmy nominations, Billboard Awards, (CMA) Country Music Awards, Cashbox Awards, ACM Awards, Juno Awards, Big Country Awards, BMI and Ascap Songwriter and Publisher Awards, his songs have garnered multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records from countries around the globe.

Credits include songs for Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, “Pretty Woman,” Take 6 (Grammy-winning record), Janet Jackson, Loverboy, “Princess Diaries II,” “Nothing in Common,” Jermaine Jackson, Anne Murray, “Fame,” Dave Loggins, “Dear God,” “ABC Wide World of ABC Sports,” “NBC Sports,” “Mother’s Day,” alma maters for many universities, and Official Songs of the Olympic Games and presidential campaigns.  

The catalog of songs of Jimmy Dunne have been heard or watched 200,000,000,000 times on the radio, television, in theatres, on the Internet — in every country on the planet.

As a solo piano artist (with radio stations on Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, etc.) Dunne’s piano recordings are released on 50+ records in countries around the world.  

Jimmy Dunne is the Founder of Inspire, a music and branding firm responsible for many celebrated corporate and retail national branding campaigns.  Inspire’s success stories include using music to emotionally brand Whole Foods Market, Staples, JC Penney, Caruso, Office Depot, CBRE, USA Gymnastics, American Greetings, Claire’s Accessories, Hudson Booksellers, Legg Mason, Visa, UPS, Kimberly-Clark, and many more.

With having created alma maters, fight songs and songbooks for numerous leading universities (including campaigns with SMU, UC Merced, Claremont Colleges, Pepperdine), Inspire is focusing its activities in this evolving space.

Jimmy is the author of award-winning The Shepherd’s Story, a children’s book on Loyola Press.

Jimmy is the Founder and Commissioner of USA Bocce, America’s home of bocce – played by 25 million Americans.  Jimmy is responsible for blossoming bocce at country clubs, hotels, parks, business centers, restaurants, and homes around the country.

Jimmy has produced many large-scale multi-media events, including MS Society, Sheriff’s Youth Foundation and Whole Foods Market at “Austin City Limit’s” Moody Theatre. 

In the foundation world, as a Principal for the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff’s Youth Foundation serving thousands of inner-city youth, Jimmy was responsible for increasing revenues by 82% and reimagining every arm of the foundation. 

Numerous television credits include writing and producing for primetime ABC hit series’; including Paramount Pictures’ “Happy Days.”  Screenwriting credits include feature films for Universal Studios, Disney, Touchstone, Columbia Pictures and HBO. 

Dunne has been a keynote speaker at numerous music industry, media industry, and corporate conferences and events, and has lectured at UCLA, USC and SMU (and is on the SMU Meadows School of Journalism Advisory Board).  He is very active in community leadership roles and honored as Pacific Palisades’ ‘Citizen of the Year’ — along with founding multiple youth sports conferences.

Dunne graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa from the University of Kentucky; in the top 1% with double-major Honors Program Degrees in Journalism and Business, while double-minoring in Music Composition and Communications.

Dunne is married to award-winning interior designer Catherine Bailly Dunne, they have two daughters – and live in Pacific Palisades, California.