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Michelle Kennedy
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Kennedy joined the Predators in March 2008 as In-House Counsel. Kennedy, also a certified public accountant (CPA), accepted the additional charge of Chief Financial Officer for the Predators and Powers Management in 2010 while continuing to serve as the organization’s General Counsel.  In her current role, Kennedy serves as the organization’s primary contact with the ownership group regarding governance and compliance matters, in addition to overseeing all legal, finance, information technology and human resource matters.
Kennedy began her career as an auditor at KPMG International, an advisory, audit and tax services company. After nearly five years in public accounting, she joined Vanderbilt University as an Associate Director of Athletics. For six years, she was responsible for oversight of the department’s business operations, including ticket operations, facilities, game and event management, as well as oversight of marketing and corporate sponsorship activities. Kennedy continued to work in a consultative capacity for Vanderbilt while attending law school.

Kennedy is an adjunct professor at David Lipscomb University and is a member of the board of Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.
Kennedy obtained a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 2007. A native of Hawesville, Ky. Kennedy now resides in Nashville.