Detroit, MI – Maureen Donohue Krauss, President and CEO for the Detroit Regional Partnership, received the Fellow Member (FM) status for their excellence in economic development from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Maureen will be honored at the IEDC 2023 Annual Conference during this year’s inaugural Recognition Night event in Dallas, TX, September 19.


“We are thrilled to announce Maureen Krauss as the distinguished recipient of the 2023 Fellow Member (FM) status for their excellence in economic development. Maureen’s dedication and innovative approach has paved the way for transformative change, creating a ripple effect that will continue to shape the future of economic development,” expressed Nathan Ohle, IEDC President and CEO. “Visionaries like Maureen set a remarkable example that inspires us all. Maureen’s unwavering commitment to excellence in economic development is inspiring, and it is with great pride and admiration that we will present this honorary status at this year’s Annual Conference in Dallas, TX. Congratulations, Maureen!”


Every year IEDC looks specifically for an individual who has demonstrated consistent, exemplary performance in the economic development profession, leading the execution of projects that have a significant impact on revitalizing communities, and playing a major role in shaping and improving the practice of economic development.


Maureen Donohue Krauss is President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), a leading economic development non-profit serving the 11-county Detroit Region. The organization is the single point of contact for business and promotes the Detroit Region to out-of-state and international companies. Since 2020, the DRP has secured nearly 100 projects that have resulted in an estimated $7.2 billion in investment and construction output and created or supported more than 28,000 jobs in the Region. Under Krauss’ leadership, the Region was 1 out of 21 in the country that won the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge, earning a $52.2 million grant to support the Global Epicenter of Mobility Initiative.


Maureen is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of leadership in economic development, non-profit, and government. She has extensive experience in guiding international companies to successful location decisions and has participated in more than 60 trade missions. Maureen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members engage in the full range of economic development practices. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in various settings, including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more at