Maureen Krauss

Chief Economic Development Officer
Indy Chamber
Indianapolis, IN

Maureen Donohue Krauss serves as the first Chief Economic Development Officer at the Indy Chamber, where she oversees Accelerate Indy, a regional economic development plan announced by the Indy Chamber in September of 2016. Building on her distinguished career in economic development, Krauss provides leadership on programs and initiatives encouraging innovation and helping enhance business growth and acceleration. Specifically, these programs focus on attracting and retaining a talented workforce; helping mid-sized companies connect with new customers at home and abroad; improving mass transit; and creating vibrant and inviting places where people want to live and work.

Prior to joining the Indy Chamber, Krauss served as Vice President of Economic Development and Business Attraction at the Detroit Regional Chamber. She was responsible for strategy, operations and projects of the Chamber's Business Attraction program, a key part of the Chamber's economic development program portfolio. Krauss played an integral role in leading a world-class effort to attract talent and investment to Michigan. Krauss joined the Chamber in December 2011 after working in a similar capacity for Oakland County, Michigan for 13 years, often traveling overseas on business attraction missions. She served as Director for the Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs following her promotion to that position in 2009. She previously served as Deputy Director from 2005-09, and originally began work with Oakland County in 1998. She has participated in over 50 global trade missions in the past 18 years. In 2003, Krauss served as the President of the Michigan Economic Developers Association, along with serving three terms on the MEDA board. 

Krauss has been an active member of the German American and the French American Chamber of Commerce, and is on the Board of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of Detroit, the Italian American Business and Technology Council, and the British American Business Council. She also has been active on several community boards, including the Oakland Community College Foundation Board and the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. She is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit Class of 2009. Krauss has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Albion College and a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.