December 12, 2019
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LePage nominates Brunswick native, Naval officer as next head of MEMA

Courtesy of Office of Governor Paul LePage
Courtesy of Office of Governor Paul LePage
Suzanne Krauss

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Governor Paul LePage on Thursday nominated Brunswick native Suzanne J.M. Krauss to serve as director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Krauss, who most recently worked in management and business relations at Custom Composite Technologies in Bath and the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority in Brunswick, was a pilot in the U.S. Navy, and served in the Navy and Naval Reserve for 22 years, according to a release from LePage’s office.

She graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with a masters degree in national security strategy studies. She was a Navy pilot trained in helicopters, multi-engine prop aircraft and unmanned systems.

Krauss earned awards including the Navy’s Meritorious Service Medal, a life saving/rescue award and awards for best proactive media relations in the Navy and excellence in the strategic communication plan for the closure of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

She attended high school in Brunswick and in Prescott, Arizona, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Internal Relations from Boston University. Krauss lives with her family in Brunswick.

Peter J. Rogers currently serves as acting director of MEMA. Rogers was appointed by LePage following the resignation of former director Bruce Fitzgerald in September.

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