(Bloomington, MN) Doran Companies announced today the promotion of their current General Counsel, Anne Behrendt, to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Behrendt, who has been in the General Counsel role at Doran for four years, will assume the newly created position immediately while continuing to supervise the companies’ legal affairs.
A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Behrendt began practicing real estate law in 2004 with the Minneapolis law firm of Zappia & LeVahn. In 2011, she moved to the Doran Companies as General Counsel but was also actively involved in the day to day management and strategic growth of the company.
Kelly Doran, the owner and principal executive of Doran Companies, said the new position was made necessary by the company’s upward growth trajectory and the difficulty for him to monitor all aspects of the various entities on a daily basis. “As COO, in addition to her monitoring of company goals and quotas and the execution of strategies to sustain our growth and profitability measures, we will continue to rely on Anne’s proven leadership and strategic direction,” Doran said.
Doran Companies is the brand under which several Limited Liability Companies are organized, including Doran Construction, Doran Management and Doran Architecture. This structure allows each entity to perform as a single service provider to third party clients, but also serve the needs of Doran’s own development projects. Doran Companies employs over 100 people at their Bloomington headquarters and several properties in the Twin Cities metro area.