Indy Chamber Adds Economic Exec

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The Indy Chamber has hired Maureen Donohue Krauss as its first chief economic development officer. Krauss previously served as vice president of economic development for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Her responsibilities include oversight of the "Accelerate Indy" initiative, which launched last week.

Indy Chamber Board Chairman Enrique Conterno, who is president of Eli Lilly & Co.'s diabetes business, says:

Accelerate Indy makes talent attraction a top priority, and recruiting Maureen Donohue Krauss is a critical talent 'win.' When she was hired to help revive economic development in Detroit, the city was sliding into bankruptcy and the region was losing residents faster than nearly any other large urban area. A few years later, Detroit's comeback is national news. Metro Indy doesn't have quite the same challenges, but we face our own 'good to great' moment - we're pleased to welcome Maureen to a strong organization backed by a business community that's ready to move faster.

Chief Executive Officer Michael Huber says "the Indy Chamber has already merged business attraction, entrepreneurship and global initiatives alongside our traditional Chamber activities, and Accelerate Indy further expands our agenda. Maureen has led large teams and overseen a wide portfolio of programs; what's more impressive, she also played a central role in rebranding Detroit to inspire the wave of investment and residents coming back to the city."

Krauss has been with the Detroit Regional Chamber since 2012. You can connect to more about her and the new position by clicking here.

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