Kile Arldon King, age 33 of Brighton, Massachusetts left this earth to explore new adventures on February 24, 2020. Kile’s love for travel inspired by his beloved sister and best friend, Nicole King, sent him all over the world including Iceland, Thailand, the Dominican Republic, France, the Netherlands, Mexico, England, Italy and Canada, and in the United States he particularly loved Hawaii, New York, San Francisco, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Kile would be planning his next trip even before he returned from his current one. One of Kile’s work colleagues shared that during a meeting in which he was debating whether or not to accept a travel invitation, Kile turned to him with his sunburned face from his recent trip to Mexico and said “take the trip!” He explored every inch of his home cities of Chicago and Boston and loved sharing his favorite discoveries with his family when they visited him. He also loved NASCAR and traveled to races with his Dad whenever he could to support his favorite drivers Dale Earnhardt and Kevin Harvick.
Kile was born in Springfield, Missouri to Michelle and Kevin King, and grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He had a sharp wit and a loving and loyal heart. You always knew where you stood with Kile by the roll of his eyes, the lift of an eyebrow, his smirk, smile, laugh or his classic “Mhmmmmmm” in response to something you had said or done. He was a Dunkin’ man and started each day with his favorite large iced coffee with cream. His co-workers at the Harvard Business School would approach him warily if his Dunkin’ wasn’t in view when he arrived at the office.
Kile was dedicated to his career. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kansas, he moved to Chicago where he began his career in academic research and compliance with NorthShore University Health System, and later joined Northwestern University as a Research Study IRB Coordinator. In 2012, Kile earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration from Northwestern University. From 2013 to 2018, he was a Lead IRB Analyst with Northwestern’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), and in 2018 joined the Harvard Business School in Boston as their Assistant Director of Research Administration and Compliance. Kile loved and excelled in the complex world of research compliance and was highly valued and respected by the faculty, staff, students and his close colleagues at Northwestern and the Harvard Business School.
Kile will be greatly missed by his family, friends, work colleagues, and all those who knew him. His parents and sister would like to express their deep appreciation to everyone supporting them in so many ways during this terribly difficult time. They would like to especially thank the Harvard Business School administration, Kile’s close work colleagues, faculty, staff and students for their extraordinary caring, love and support - you are amazing and will hold a special place in our hearts always!
Travel on, Kile! We will hold you in our hearts and look forward to one day sharing the new discoveries you have made.
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