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Human Resources Director

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Kevin G. Townsel, J.D.

Contact Kevin at 615-791-3216

Kevin Townsell HeadshotKevin came to the City of Franklin Human Resources Department in March 2017. He is responsible for the supervision, administration of human resources operations and activities for the City including planning and developing employee programs and policies, supervising staff assigned to the Human Resources Department, including Risk Management, Safety, and Benefits. He is also responsible for the City’s compliance with local, state, and federal policies and regulations. Kevin is charged with recruitment, promotional exams, administering the classification and compensation plan, writing job descriptions, conducting salary surveys, and coordinating employee development training. The Human Resources Department also manages the educational incentive and tuition programs.

Prior to coming to the City of Franklin, Kevin served as the Vice-President of Legal Affairs and Human Resources for DLR Management Company, a national restaurant company with approximately 2,000 employees.  He has also worked as an HR executive for Logan's Roadhouse restaurants, Burger King Corporation, and TransCor America.  Townsel 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 is a long-time resident of Franklin and was recently elected to his second term on the Franklin Special School District Board.  He currently serves as a board member to My Friend's House and is a  2009 graduate of Leadership Franklin.  He and his wife, Dot,  have a daughter, Kennedy, a student at Poplar Grove Elementary, and a son, Kevin, Jr., a student at Centennial High School.