Minneapolis’ Kraus-Anderson names corporate secretary, senior associate general counsel

Brad Engelsma

Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc. has named Brad Engelsma corporate secretary and senior associate general counsel.

Engelsma joined Kraus-Anderson’s legal team in 2016 and was named senior associate general counsel in 2021, where he has provided legal representation on a variety of matters involving KA’s business entities, including real estate, construction, and insurance operations.

As corporate secretary, Engelsma will focus on corporate governance for Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc., advising on current practices and supporting the continued development of the holding company’s governance practices. He also will provide oversight of Kraus-Anderson’s corporate compliance efforts.

In his role as senior associate general counsel, Engelsma will be performing legal work primarily for Kraus-Anderson Companies, including in the areas of corporate contracts, labor and employment, trademark and intellectual property, corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

Engelsma serves as a member of the board of directors for: Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc.; Kraus-Anderson Construction Company; and the Kraus-Anderson Community Foundation. He also serves on the executive advisory committee for the Kraus-Anderson Health Care Plan and the administrative committee of the Kraus-Anderson Savings Plan. Outside of KA, Brad has served on the board of the nonprofit One Village Partners.

Engelsma earned his B.A. from Colgate University and his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He is also a Peace Corps alumnus having served in El Salvador.