Wendy Cohen named to San Diego’s Most Influential Women in Construction & Design


Wendy’s article appeared in a special section of the Feb. 25th issue of the San Diego Business Journal.

Our Southern California Vice President Wendy Cohen was recently named to the San Diego Business Journal’s List of the Most Influential Women in Construction & Design.

Article below:

Wendy Cohen is a rock star in the construction management field. That’s how one co-worker describes the Southern California regional V.P. of Kitchell. Project owners hire construction and program management companies to steer the process of entitlements, design, building, engineering and procurement. Cohen and her team are experts in this area for K-14 education, health care and municipal clients.

Her reputation as a strong mentor stems from her passion for creating high-performing teams within projects.

Her accomplishments over the past year included opening a Los Angeles office for Kitchell and securing a five-year contract with Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works. In addition, she facilitated several high-performing teams for work at UC San Diego, notably the largest project in the campus’ history: the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

Prior to Kitchell, Cohen led the $1 billion Palomar Health program. It was a pivotal time in her career and established a foundation for the way she manages and directs people and projects.
Cohen’s infectious passion extends to her volunteer work and her outdoor pursuits. She has trekked rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon with cancer survivors, and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.



Kitchell acquires Bay Area facilities management firm

A Sacramento-based arm of construction firm Kitchell has acquired a Bay Area facilities management firm, putting 15 million square feet under one management group.

Kitchell CEM acquired Valley Facilities Management Corporation for an undisclosed amount, Kitchell officials announced this week. The acquired company’s management portfolio will be combined with what Kitchell was already managing in a new arm, Kitchell Facilities Management Inc.

Learn more about the acquisition in this Sacramento Business Journal article.