As the founder and principal of the Doran Companies, Kelly has been involved in the real estate development business for over thirty years. In the past thirty years Kelly has developed, constructed, leased and managed many projects that comprise millions of square feet of commercial real estate. He was selected as a member of the MSCA Hall of Fame. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and also holds a MBA from the Carlson School of Business.
William Stoddard is the Vice President of Senior Housing Development and Operations at Doran Companies. He has developed, owned and operated several assisted, independent and memory care communities for the past 15 years and is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America. In his career Bill has planned, developed, designed, financed, managed and operated assisted living communities with more than 60 full-time employees and millions in annual revenue. Mr. Stoddard has an MBA from St. Thomas University and a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Ken serves as the Vice President of Construction at Doran Companies. He has been in the construction industry since 1978. His general contracting experience includes office, manufacturing, retail, restaurant, community centers, and multi-housing. Ken has has a strong commitment to maintaining client relationships and customer service. Over the course of Ken’s nearly 35 year career, he has managed construction projects with a total aggregate value in excess of $500M. Ken’s background, along with his comfortable style, positive attitude and responsiveness to the client’s goals, results in a successful experience for the entire project team.
John Wodele is Vice President of Marketing for the Doran Companies. In that role he is in charge of all marketing, communications and media relations activities for Doran Companies related businesses and projects. John’s work history and community experience includes serving two terms as a Minneapolis Planning Commissioner; a director on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Des Moines; Key Advisor and Director of Communications for Governor Jesse Ventura; and 10 years as the principle of Wodele Creative — a marketing communications firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Brad Nelson is Vice President of Student Housing for the Doran Companies. He is responsible for monitoring expenditures, vendor and resident relations, and management of day-to-day operations for the Doran student housing properties at the University of Minnesota. Additional duties include collaborating with colleagues on sales/marketing for all Doran residential properties. Brad is a graduate of Capella University with a BA in Business Administration.
Christy serves as the Director of Business Development at Doran Companies. She is a seasoned business developer with over 16 years of experience. Christy’s extensive industry knowledge, coupled with her creative ideas and ability to build long term relationships has proven successful in uncovering new opportunities for her clients, consistently exceeding expectations and delivering top-notch customer service well beyond the sales process. Christy majored in Business Marketing and Management at MN State University Mankato. She is currently active in multiple industry associations.
Ryan serves as the Senior Director of Accounting for Doran Companies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Ryan has eleven years of accounting experience in both subcontractor and general contractor capacities and earned his MBA from the Minnesota School of Business. His construction background brings a wide spectrum of experience in many different markets. Ryan feels strongly about continually exceeding client, subcontractor and vendor expectations which are important to delivering an excellent product.
Anne serves as the General Counsel at Doran Companies. Prior to joining Doran Companies she was an attorney at Zappia & LeVahn, Ltd. in Minneapolis where she gained extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction law, business litigation and mechanic’s lien actions. She received her B.A. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. Anne is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, where she teaches Real Estate Law, is certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and has been selected as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers.
Ryan serves as the Director of Architecture at Doran Companies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from North Dakota State University School of Architecture and is a registered licensed Architect in the State of Minnesota. Ryan has been involved in architecture for over 15 years where his experience in a variety of project delivery methods provided him the opportunity to work on a range of project types which include residential, office/ retail, religious, education, health care and senior housing. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the American Institute of Architects and an active member in the American Institute of Architects Minnesota.