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.
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.
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.
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.
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.