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kkitchel@henriott.com  |  765.838.8615


Education:

Bachelor of Technology, Purdue University

Certified School Risk Manager

What other professions have you tried?

I started my professional career as a loan officer, My wife and I then bought a Flower Shop in downtown Lafayette and named it Alley Flowers. During the 10 years of owning the flower shop I worked for WASK radio Group helping form ESPN 1450am. I was in sales and we did multiple shows. The radio group moved away from local programming and I started with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. During my time with JA worked with 17 counties to build their program and helped thousands of children learn the principals of Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work Readiness. My wife and I decided to sell Alley Flowers and I accepted a position with Henriott Group

Why did you choose insurance as a profession?

I have the ability to help organizations protect their assets and define the direction of their future. I work as an extension of their team to proactively assess risk and put plans in place to mitigate or transfer the risk.

Why Henriott?

Henriott Group has always stood out as a leader in the community and the reputation is stellar. Our culture promotes community involvement and supports us in both our personal and professional lives.

Do you volunteer anywhere? If so, where and why?

I am the President of the National Football Foundation. We give young men of character, who happened to play high school football, a college scholarship to pursue their academic dreams. I also volunteer for Junior Achievement and volunteer as a coach for many youth sports.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Alf. That furry alien always made me laugh.

If you could choose one amenity to add to your workplace, what would it be?

A treadmill at a stand up desk so that I could work and work out at the same time.

What was your all-time best Halloween costume?

I went as Shrek. I was told that I looked just like that big ogre!

What’s the one dish you absolutely, positively will never, ever eat?

Kale

If you could close your eyes and be anywhere on earth when they opened, where would you be?

With my family in Hawaii. Kailua to be exact. Waking up to the sound of the Ocean and kayaking to the Mokulua Islands.

Do you play a musical instrument? If so, what?

I played the bongos in college.

If you could splurge on one must-have item, what would it be?

Fully Loaded pick up truck

If you could be on any TV game show, which on would it be?

Whose line is it anyway. Not a game show, but I would love to do some improve with those guys.

Who did you first see live in concert?

I saw Pearl Jam at Soldier Field. Still best concert I have ever been to.

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