LEAD: Lead. Educate. Accomplish. Discover.
A SPEAKER SERIES HELD THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Featuring keynote speakers on industry topics
Hosted by the Dunwoody Alumni Association
7:30 a.m. – First Thursday in September, October, November, December, February, March, April, and May
Hear from top industry leaders, and network with other industry professionals at Dunwoody’s LEAD Speaker Series. Held once a month during the academic year, the event features key executives in the business community presenting on a range of industry topics. We invite all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students of Dunwoody College of Technology as well as the Twin Cities community.
Each series features a 20 minute keynote speech by a leader in the business community, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. This is a virtual event and is complimentary. Registration is required.
The LEAD Speaker Series provides attendees current insights, changes and future development of industry world.
Upcoming LEAD speakers
- May 6, 2021: Kelly Doran, Founder & Principal, Doran Companies
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Education, Influences and Entrepreneurship: My Story as a Developer
Speaker: Kelly Doran, Founder & President of Doran Properties Group
An inspirational visionary, Kelly Doran is the owner and President of Doran Properties Group. Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and has developed and owns retail shopping centers, pioneered high-end student housing in the state and is currently one of the leading luxury multifamily developers in the Twin Cities. He employs more than 160 people at Doran Properties Group after selling his controlling interest in Doran Companies in 2019, the company he founded 15 years ago.
Named “The Most Admired CEO” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and “Executive of the Year” by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal in addition to being selected as a member of the Minnesota Shopping Center Hall of Fame, the Business Journals’ National Influencers List in Commercial Real Estate and Twin Cities Business’ Hall of Fame, Kelly is one of the most prolific developers in the Upper Midwest.
Kelly received his BA from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from what is now the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He and his wife, Connie, live in Minneapolis and he is involved in numerous civic causes and organizations.