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October 7, 2015
Kraus-Anderson names Tom Emison VP strategy and innovation
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 2015) – Kraus-Anderson (KA) has hired Thomas Emison as vice president of strategy and innovation. He will be responsible for advancing KA’s strategic plan and innovation initiatives, as well as positioning its brand, and identifying trends and market opportunities.
The Kraus-Anderson family of companies includes Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc., Kraus-Anderson Construction, Kraus-Anderson Realty, Kraus-Anderson Insurance, Kraus-Anderson Mortgage, Kraus-Anderson Capital and the recently announced Kraus-Anderson Development.
Emison is regarded nationally as a strategic business planning thought leader in the construction and real estate industry. Most recently he was the director of the construction and real estate consulting practice for Minneapolis-based Eide Bailly LLP. He also served as director of the strategic leadership consulting practice for Minneapolis-based RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Emison has delivered more than 220 strategic business planning consulting engagements to companies across the U.S., including 25 years of facilitating strategic planning with Kraus-Anderson.
“We’re excited to now have him on board in a full-time capacity in order to fully benefit from his broad perspective and depth of expertise,” said Bruce Engelsma, chairman of Kraus-Anderson Companies. “Tom’s strategic background is further complemented by his strong leadership skills and his deep regard for Kraus-Anderson’s people, culture and values.”
Emison was the editor of Hamline University’s “The Hamline Art and Literature Review,” and also was a contributing writer for several publications, including the Associated General Contractors of America’s “Constructor,” Construction Financial Management Association’s “Building Profits,” and for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Emison serves on the board of trustees of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Upper Midwest and was the vice chair of the board of the Building Futures Council, a Washington D.C. think tank. He also is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.