Maureen Donohue Krauss serves as the Director for the Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs
for Oakland County, Michigan. The Department focuses on two main areas, community development and business support services, and has five divisions: Planning and Economic Development Services, Workforce Development, Community and Home Improvement, Marketing & Communications, and Solid Waste Management.
In 2003, Maureen served as the president of the Michigan Economic Developers Association
. She is 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 Alliance for Business and Technology
, and the British American Business Council
She is also active on several community boards including the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, the North Oakland YMCA, and The Legacy Project. She is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit
Class of 2009.
Maureen has previously worked in economic development positions in Arizona and Metro Detroit. In 1994 the Arizona Association for Economic Development named her Economic Developer of the Year.
Maureen has a bachelors degree in political science from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and a masters degree in public policy from the University of Michigan. She lives in Rochester Hills with her husband Dean and her two children, John and Natalie.