Hunter Kitchens, Premier Parking’s Vice President and General Counsel, joined the Premier team in March of 2015. You might be surprised to learn that Hunter started his career in civil engineering, where he acquired first-hand experience in commercial land development. Not long after receiving his degree from the University of Mississippi in Civil Engineering, Hunter began Law School at the Mississippi College – School of Law. After graduating Cum Laude, Hunter went on to work as a lawyer in a variety of different capacities, ultimately landing him a job as the litigating attorney at Nashville’s largest and oldest firm.
His understanding and experience in a variety of different industries led him to the role of General Counsel at Premier. Hunter’s role as Vice President and General Counsel allows him to reach every corner of the company. From taking charge of new business initiatives and negotiating all the leasing and management agreements, to managing litigation and handling all labor and employment related issues, Hunter is well versed in the needs of Premier as a whole.
Hunter’s personable manner and sharp intellect have allowed him to thrive in an extremely competitive industry. Hunter embodies the Premier mission that focuses on relationships and tenacity. Premier’s rapid growth over the past ten years has required him to step into roles that might not always be associated with the title of general counsel. He is well versed in creating and maintaining client relations, providing detailed evaluations and analyses of investment opportunities and new construction and capital improvement projects, while also providing excellent counsel in all insurance and legal matters.
As a registered attorney in Tennessee, Mississippi, and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Hunter holds a unique perspective that makes him an important member of the Premier team. His efforts not only in the legal space, but as a parking professional do not go unnoticed as he was awarded the parking industry’s highly sought after 40 Under 40 award in 2017.
Hunter’s legal and professional abilities aside, he plays a huge part in cultivating a healthy and positive workplace culture. He works hard to make sure everyone at Premier feels valued, respected, and empowered while also bringing a light-hearted spirit to every interaction.
Hunter is an active participant in the Nashville community, where he resides with his wife and their two children. Hunter is a member of the Phoenix Club of Nashville, the Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee’s Young Leaders Board, the Nashville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Board, and the Ole Miss-Nashville Alumni Association.
A valued member of the Nashville community and the Premier Parking family, we are proud to have a leader like Hunter empowering the rest of us to live the Premier mission of forming authentic partnerships and creating value at every level.
Describe yourself in one word. Eager.
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? Coffee.
On a scale from 1-10, how weird are you? Zero.