AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Suzanne Krauss to serve as director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

LePage, a Republican, said Thursday that Krauss is a former Navy pilot who served in the military for 22 years.

The Brunswick resident graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with a master’s degree in national security and strategy studies.

She recently 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.

The agency’s former deputy director, Peter Rogers, has been serving as acting director after LePage announced in August that director Bruce Fitzgerald was stepping down to return to the private sector.

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