NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans cheerleading director Stacie Kinder was among those recognized by the Nashville Business Journal in its 2013 list of 40 under 40 honorees.
It marks the fifth year that the Nashville Business Journal has honored 40 professionals under the age of 40 for their excellence in business and contributions to Middle Tennessee communities.
"It's an honor to be selected, especially in a non-traditional position," said Kinder, who has overseen the Titans cheerleaders and their annual 200-plus community appearances, locally, nationally and world-wide since 2004. "It's nice to be recognized for the work that I've done for the Titans and the city of Nashville and for the women that make up the Titans cheerleaders."
Kinder, a graduate of the University of Virginia, annually organizes groups of cheerleaders that have deployed to Kuwait, Singapore, the islands of Diego Garcia and Curacao to entertain, encourage and give back to the U.S. Troops serving overseas. In addition, she organizes community visits with soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at nearby Fort Campbell, Ky.
In 2010 Kinder successfully pitched MTV's reality show, World of Jenks, to film an episode in Nashville that focused on the life of one of her cheerleaders. She helped field produce one of its highest-rated shows of the season and brought national attention to the Music City.
In addition to her Titans duties, Kinder has served on the board of directors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the past six years. She's actively involved in fundraising capacities in an effort to find a cure for the disease. Her activities include its Man and Woman of the Year Campaign, Light the Night Walk and "Cheers to Robin," an annual event she hosts in honor of her friend, Robin Towe, who lost her battle to Leukemia at the age of 34.
Kinder and all of the honorees will be profiled in a special section of the March 15 edition of the Nashville Business Journal, with individual profiles following throughout the year.
The 2013 class of 40 Under 40 will be celebrated during a March 13 luncheon at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.
2013 40 UNDER 40 WINNERS
• Carmen April, podiatrist/medical practice owner, The Foot And Ankle Healthcare Center
• Lyndsay Botts, chief of staff, Tennessee Department of Transportation
• April Bragg, vice president for research advancement, Centerstone Research Institute
• Alexander Brandau, real estate agent, Alexander Brandau Real Estate Partners
• April Britt, learning and development manager, Avenue Bank
• Michael Brody-Waite, co-founder and CEO, InQuicker
• Brooke Faught, clinical director, Women's Institute for Sexual Health, Urology Associates
• Mignon Francois, owner, The Cupcake Collection
• Shellie Fossick, development director, McNeilly Center for Children
• Mila Grigg, president, MODA Image Consulting
• Mark Harris, founder and CEO, NextGxDx
• Heather Hubbard, partner, deputy practice group leader for litigation and dispute resolution practice, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
• Karah Jennings, financial representative, Northwestern Mutual Financial Services
• Ginger Jones, founder and owner, Jones Therapy Services
• Stacie Kinder, director of cheerleading, Tennessee Titans
• Brian Lapidus, senior vice president, strategic partnerships, Kroll Advisory Solutions
• Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, director of membership, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Austin McMullen, partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and mayor of Oak Hill
• Daniel Miller, audit principal, Crosslin & Associates
• Christopher Mohnani, artistic director, Dance Theatre of Tennessee
• Megan Moore, legislative attorney, Office of Legal Services, Tennessee General Assembly
• Briana Mullenax, senior manager for tax services, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain
• Jonathan Norris, vice president of revenue, Nashville Symphony
• Andrea Perry, attorney, Bone McAllester Norton
• Lindsay Puckett, associate/transportation planner, Gresham Smith and Partners
• Curt Revelette, CEO of Maristone Living and partner in Jonathan's Grille Green Hills
• Chris Robinette, financial planner, Capital Financial Group
• Brian Roland, president and CEO, Abenity
• Jeffrey Schwartzenberg, senior director of marketing, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
• Carlo Serraiocco, partner, Ernst & Young
• Matthew Simpson, partner, Vaco
• Chris Sloan, attorney, Baker Donelson
• Yanika Smith-Bartley, senior director, employment counsel, Asurion
• Joshua Southards, director of operations, Faith Family Medical Clinic
• Megan Stack, director, family assistance and community employment, Catholic Charities of Tennessee
• Daniel Stephenson, business analyst with Ingram Barge Co. and founder and CEO of Dan's Gourmet Spot
• Clif Tant Jr., vice president, commercial banking, CapStar Bank
• Hart Weatherford, president and owner, Farmington Financial Group
• Michael Williams, vice president, commercial banking, Reliant Bank
• Charles Winfrey, CEO, The Rollover Company