Maureen Krauss serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Regional Partnership, a leading regional economic development nonprofit serving the Detroit 11-county region.
Krauss is an accomplished economic development officer with a demonstrated history of leadership in economic development, nonprofit, and government and extensive experience guiding international companies to successful location decisions and growth in the United States.
Before her role at the Detroit Regional Partnership, Krauss was elected as the first Chief Economic Development Officer at the Indy Chamber. She managed Accelerate Indy and was responsible for providing leadership on programs and initiatives encouraging innovation and helping enhance business growth and acceleration.
Krauss served as the president of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) and served three terms on the MEDA board. She is an active member of the German American and French American Chamber of Commerce. She 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.
Krauss earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Albion College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of Leadership Detroit Class XXX.