GRAND RAPIDS — Kenyatta Brame has been promoted to executive vice president of Cascade Engineering. Most recently, Brame served as the company’s group services senior vice president and chief administration officer.
In his new position, Brame will remain CAO and continue overseeing the services group, which includes legal/risk management, human resources, marketing, IT, and several other key departments. He will also continue his role as a member of the office of the president and report to Mark Miller, president of Cascade Engineering.
“Kenyatta represents everything we look for in a leader at Cascade Engineering — insightful, dedicated and genuinely concerned about the welfare of all of our employees. He also understands the importance of People as related to our triple bottom line philosophy,” said Fred Keller, chair and CEO.
Raised in Grand Rapids, Brame holds numerous degrees including a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, a master’s degree from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College. He has also studied abroad at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
Brame and his wife, Tracy, are the co-founders of the Tipping Point Initiative, a nonprofit focused on creating opportunities and eliminating barriers to education and employment. In partnership with the Omega Psi Phi Service Fraternity, Brame recently established a Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack serving inner city youth. His extensive community affiliations include serving as a board member of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park; Wabash College Alumni Association, Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an orphanage located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.