Hunter Kitchens combines his knowledge and experiences, first as a civil engineer, and then as a litigating attorney with Nashville’s largest and oldest firm, to serve as Premier’s general counsel, direct the administrative responsibilities of Premier’s 350+ properties and 1,300-person workforce from coast-to-coast and take charge of various new business initiatives.
Hunter oversees Premier’s corporate governance, manages it litigation, negotiates all leasing, management and vendor agreements, handles all labor & employment related issues, including union waters, as well as the negotiation and closing of all loans and other financial vehicles. Hunter has also successfully navigated multiple parking company acquisitions in various new markets for Premier and has helped Premier buy and sell millions of dollars’ worth of real estate assets, including deal structuring and partnership dynamics.
With Premier’s exponential growth, Hunter is required to wear many other hats including evaluating and analyzing investment opportunities, insurance and risk assessments, new construction and capital improvement projects, client relations and operations, primarily by taking the initiative to expand on Premier’s recent growth within its healthcare and hospitality portfolios. Hunter also specializes in assuring that every client, employee and customer is treated with respect, dignity and professionalism.
Hunter lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and daughter. He holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and graduated cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law. Hunter is a registered attorney in Tennessee, Mississippi and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Parking Association, International Parking Institute and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Hunter is also very active in the local community, serving on the board of directors for 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. Hunter was selected to the Nashville Emerging Leaders Class of 2015 and was recognized by the National Parking Association as one of the top 40 Under 40 industry leaders in 2017.
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.