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Construction company executive

Samuel Farrand Kitchell, American construction company executive. Recipient award for community leadership, real estate and development Valley Leadership Alumni Association, 1987, Arizona Entrepreneur of Year award Arthur Young & Company and Inc. magazine, 1989; honoree for contribution to American enterprise and society-at-large Newcomen Society of the United States, 1991; named to Arizona Business Hall of Fame, 1992.

Background

Kitchell, Samuel Farrand was born on November 6, 1921 in Hingham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Francis R. and Jeanette (Abbott) Kitchell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1943; Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1983.

Career

Field engineer, Anchorage Homes, Inc., Westfield, Massachusetts, 1946-1948; chief inspector, specification writer, E.L. Varney Associations, Phoenix, 1948-1949; estimator, J.R. Porter Construction Company, Phoenix, 1949-1950; founder/partner, Kitchell-Phillips Contractors, Inc., Phoenix, 1950-1954; chairman, Kitchell Corporation, Phoenix, since 1954. Board directors Security Pacific Bank Arizona. Guest speaker construction management seminars.

Membership

Active Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Symphony Association, International Heart Foundation. Founding president, board directors Arizona Kidney Foundation, Phoenix, 1963-1969. Trustee, president St. Luke's Hospital Medical Center, Phoenix, 1962-1977.

Trustee Heard Museum Anthropology, Phoenix, since 1975, president, 1985-1987. Trustee, president Scottsdale (Arizona) School Board, 1966-1971. Board directors Arizona Academy.

Trustee Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1983-1989. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1943-1946, ATO, PTO. Member Associate General Contractors American (past president, past board directors Arizona building chapter), Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (past board directors and officer) Clubs: Thunderbirds (Phoenix, life mem).

Connections

Married Betty Heimark, June 17, 1943. Children: Kaaren, Jane Kitchell LaPrade, Jonathan Abbott, Ann Kitchell Denk, Susan Kitchell Edwards.

father:
Francis R. Kitchell

mother:
Jeanette (Abbott) Kitchell

spouse:
Betty Heimark

child:
Kaaren Kitchell

child:
Ann Kitchell Denk Kitchell

child:
Susan Kitchell Edwards Kitchell

child:
Jonathan Abbott Kitchell

child:
Jane Kitchell LaPrade Kitchell