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Board of Managers: Maria T. Kraus

Maria T. Kraus, Vice Chair

Appointed: Director 2017, Vice Chair 2020
MHS Class of 1989

Highlights: Ms. Kraus has more than 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, and corporate development. She is a Certified Public Accountant and qualifies as a financial expert, as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Kraus sits on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania where she is First Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee. Her current role at Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC as Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, provides the opportunity to continue honing her extensive financial expertise which she brings to her role as vice chair of the Boards.

Ms. Kraus is an alumna of Milton Hershey School, having graduated as valedictorian in 1989, and is a recipient of the Milton Hershey School Alumni Career Achievement Award. Enthusiastic about the mission, she serves as a role model for future generations of students.

Professional Experience

  • Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC
  • Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Bioclinica, Inc.
  • Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller, Bioclinica, Inc.
  • Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


  • B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University

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