Governor LePage Nominates Suzanne J.M. Krauss as Director of MEMA

December 21, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today nominated Suzanne J.M. Krauss of Brunswick to serve as director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a master’s degree in National Security and Strategy Studies, Krauss has served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve for 22 years. She was a Navy pilot who was trained in helicopters, multi-engine prop aircraft and unmanned systems.

Experienced in leadership, strategic communication and organizational risk management, she has earned several awards and medals, including the Navy’s Meritorious Service Medal, a Life Saving/Rescue Award and awards for Best Proactive Media Relations program in the Navy and for excellence in the strategic communication plan for the closure of the Brunswick Naval Air Station.

Most recently, Krauss worked as director of strategy and change management at Custom Composite Technologies in Bath and as business relations coordinator at Midcoast Regional Development Authority in Brunswick.

Krauss, who attended high school in Brunswick and Prescott, Arizona, has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Boston University. She lives in Brunswick with her family.