Brad Korell to Retire; Rich Claussen to Join Olsson

March 06, 2019

LINCOLN, Nebraska (March 6, 2019) – After a long and successful career marked by more than a decade at Olsson, Brad Korell will retire at the end of June. Rich Claussen will join Olsson as a local business consultant.

Since joining Olsson in 2004, Korell has served in a variety of roles, including chief financial officer and most recently as a local business consultant. Beyond formal titles, Korell mentored many Olsson leaders and rising professionals. He is the epitome of a servant-leader, providing leadership for many community organizations in Lincoln throughout his career.

Korell’s efforts, in tandem with his strong local and regional relationships, have helped create countless projects for Olsson. His project list includes the new Veterans’ Affairs developments, the Career Academy at Southeast Community College, numerous LPS bond projects, many city/NRD partnerships, the West Haymarket and the 33rd/Cornhusker project.

In conjunction with Korell’s retirement, Claussen will join Olsson in a part-time capacity in March and move to full-time in June.

For the past three years, Claussen has successfully served as the innovation ambassador for Prosper Lincoln, following a 30-year career at the advertising firm Bailey Lauerman, where he worked as an executive vice president, general manager and partner. During his upcoming transition period, Claussen will remain engaged with Prosper Lincoln to see through the accomplishments of key strategic goals as laid out by the organization when he assumed the role in 2016.

Claussen brings to Olsson a strong level of connection to the education, philanthropic and business communities within the Lincoln community. He has been a key contributor to numerous organizations, including serving on boards for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Alumni Association, JDRF, Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Madonna Foundation, The Nonprofit Hub/The Foundry and the Lincoln Mayor’s Citizen Advisory Board. His connection to the Lincoln community combined with national client relationships will assist the Lincoln office in continuing to set a path for future growth.

Claussen’s focus at Olsson will be serving local technical teams and leadership to assist in winning new clients and projects. He’ll be an advocate for Olsson throughout Lincoln and the Nebraska region.

Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to



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