Kenyatta Brame, MBA, JD

Kenyatta Lumumba London Brame is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Cascade Engineering - Family of Companies. Kenyatta is responsible for directing Cascade’s cross-organizational services, which include legal/risk management, human resources, benefits, marketing, talent management, IT, corporate quality, ESS (environmental, safety and sustainability) and Lean/CES (Cascade Enterprise System).

Prior to joining Cascade, Kenyatta served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Merchandising, Employee Relations & Legal Services at Sysco Food Services the largest distributor of food service products in North America. He also served as legal counsel for the Company.

Earlier in his career, Brame was an attorney with Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, PLC, a leading Grand Rapids, Mich. employment and labor law firm. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley law school where he taught employment law.

Kenyatta’s extensive community affiliations include co-founding the Tipping Point Initiative, a non-profit focusing on reducing barriers for education and employment for inner-

Kenyatta’s extensive community affiliations include co-founding the Tipping Point Initiative, a non-profit focusing on reducing barriers for education and employment for inner-city youth and other disenfranchised people.

He also serves as a Committee Member with Fredrik Meijer Sculpture Gardens and Sculpture Park and is on the Board for Alternative Directions a probation residence service that offers an alternative direction to non-violent felony offenders. He is also past chair of the City of Grand Rapids Civil Rights Commission. Kenyatta holds a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College.

Kenyatta resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife Tracey – Assistant Dean at the Western Michigan, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and their two children Kamau (9) and Kimani (6).