James Kiggen ’54

James Kiggen ’54 (1932–2004)

James Kiggen ’54 (1932–2004) After graduating in 1958 from Harvard Business School, Jim led a life of family devotion, professional achievements, and civic service. He was named director of Cincinnati Bell in 1983 and was Chairman from 1999 until he retired in 2002. He was a director of Fifth Third Bancorp and the United States Playing Card Company, and chairman and CEO of Xtek Inc., a private Cincinnati-based manufacturing firm. He held leadership positions with more than forty community groups, and in 2002 he and his wife, Ann, received United Way’s de Tocqueville Award for community service and philanthropy. His son, James D. Kiggen Jr., told the Cincinnati Enquirer: “My father was a tremendous loving presence in our lives. He had a wonderful marriage, he was devoted to his children and grandchildren, and he lived every day as an example of strength and humor and accomplishment. I can’t begin to describe how much we will miss him.”