About Council Member Ben Kittrell, Jr.
715 Cedar Hill Drive
Shelby, NC 28152
Term: December 2021
Mr. Kittrell was elected to Ward 5 in October 2013. He is a native of North Carolina, but attended high school in Florence, South Carolina. Mr. Kittrell graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and shortly after was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. He completed Nuclear Engineering training before serving aboard submarines. Mr. Kittrell retired from the Naval Reserves in 2007 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Since that time, Mr. Kittrell has worked in the wood products, pulp and paper, and power industries in various capacities. Currently, Mr. Kittrell is employed as a Lead Engineer with Duke Energy locally at the Rogers Energy Complex.
Mr. Kittrell is happily married to Millie Henry Kittrell. They have one son, Trey, who resides locally.