Kinard is the past chairman of the Georgia Department of Industry Trade and Tourism, the Dalton Whitfield Chamber of Commerce, the Dalton State College Foundation, and of Carpet Capital Board of Realtors.
He also serves as director of the Dalton Salvation Army. A recipient of Coldwell Banker President’s Award from 1999 to 2005, Kinard was named to the North West Georgia Hall of Fame in 2010. He is a member of First United Methodist Church of Dalton.
Kinard earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia and an Associate Degree in Engineering from Southern Technical Institute. He and his wife, Dixie, have three daughters and six grandchildren.