Our Leadership

Kelly Doran

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.

VP of Construction

John Wodele

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 principal 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.

General CounselAnne Behrendt 

Anne serves as the General Counsel at Doran Companies. She is responsible for overseeing all legal matters affecting the Company including property acquisition, contracting, and development approvals. Anne 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 certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and has been selected as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers.

VP of Construction

Scott Casanova

As Vice President of Major Projects, Scott applies his 25 years of experience and extensive range of skills and knowledge to managing major general contracting projects for Doran Construction. Scott’s recent experience includes the following Minneapolis projects: The Bridges, a 202-unit, 11-Story, post tension concrete apartment building for Doran Companies; Latitude 45, a 319-unit, 13-story Class A market rate apartment building for Alatus Development; and, the iconic Foshay Tower conversion from an office building to a 230 room W Hotel. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Stout, with a BS in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Building Construction Management, Scott is also LEED AP certified.

VP of Construction

Ryan Kuznia

As Vice President/Director of Operations for Doran Construction, Ryan leads a team of project managers and construction superintendents involved in general contracting projects for Doran Companies and third-party clients. A graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Ryan recently managed Doran’s construction of the Be@Calhoun Greenway, a 185-unit apartment complex in Minneapolis for Bigos Management and the 182-unit Junction Flats project for Trammell Crow in downtown Minneapolis.

VP of Student Housing

brad nelson

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.

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Al Reuvers is Vice President of Quality Control For Doran Construction. Working directly with Doran project managers and site superintendents Al assures our construction projects meet design specifications and result in the highest standard of workmanship. Al’s presence on construction sites and review of plans and workmanship are essential to project managers, architects and owners. In his 18 years of commercial architecture experience he has worked on small to mid-sized office buildings, multi-family housing, condominiums, industrial, religious and municipal projects, retail lifestyle centers, tenant improvements, and office/warehouse facilities. Al is a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Director of Business Development

Christy Lewis 

As Marketing Director for Doran Construction, Christy works with Doran Companies’ Director of Business Development and Vice President of Marketing to develop and execute public and community relations initiatives and promotions in an effort to establish long-term positive relationships with commercial real estate and construction industry leaders. With over 18 years of experience in the industry, her knowledge and creativity are integral to the company’s sales and marketing efforts. Christy is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and majored in Business Marketing and Management.

Director of Business Development

Curt Martinson

As Director of Business Development for the Doran Companies’ family of businesses, Curt’s responsibilities include working directly with local officials and industry leaders to identify and pursue development opportunities for Doran Development and third-party general contracting opportunities for Doran Construction. A graduate of Concordia College in Morehead, Curt worked much of his career in the property management, development, and finance sectors, including serving as president of several financial institutions.

ArchitectureRyan Freese

Ryan serves as the Vice President 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.

Human ResourcesNancy Manser

As Director of Human Resources for the Doran Companies, Nancy works with staff at all levels to oversee and administer all human resource functions, including the facilitation of organizational development and effectiveness. A graduate of Oklahoma State University Nancy formerly held a similar position at Johnson Outdoors in Mankato and has had human resource assignments for Target Corporation in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Minnesota.