Kitchell Healthcare Division Manager Steve Whitworth announced that Jerry Ackerman has been promoted to Project Director.

Ackerman has been with Kitchell since 2006 and has found a home working on projects for Banner Desert Medical Center.

“Jerry’s leadership style and personality has made a great impact,” Whitworth said. “His attention to detail is exemplary and he naturally embodies the ‘What You Do Matters’ philosophy, one of the pillars of Kitchell’s vision and values.”

Ackerman received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and has been in the construction industry since 1993.

In addition to working on projects for Banner Health, he has also worked on Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital (Leonardtown, Md.), and Calvert Memorial Hospital (Prince Frederick, Md.), among others.