Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Kevin Townsel

Kevin G. Townsel, J.D. serves as the City of Franklin’s Director of Human Resources. Prior to this position, Kevin served as the Chief People Person, Vice-President of Legal Affairs and Human Resources for the Dick’s Last Resort restaurant company. Kevin has also worked as a Human Resources executive for Logan’s Roadhouse restaurants, Burger King Corporation, and TransCor America.

A 14-year resident of Franklin, in 2016 Kevin was re-elected to serve on the Franklin Special School District Board (“FSSD”) of Education through 2020. In 2015, Kevin received an award from Franklin’s African American Heritage Society for his service on the FSSD Board.

In 2009, Kevin graduated from the 13th class of Leadership Franklin. Kevin serves on the board of ProHealth Franklin Community Center and the “My Friend’s House” board.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Kevin and his wife, Dot, have a daughter, Kennedy, an honors student at Poplar Grove Middle School, and a son, Kevin, Jr., a student athlete at Centennial High School.