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Miroslava Mejia Krug named as a 2013 Chicago Business Leader of Color

Posted: 10/10/2013
Chicago United recently announced that Miroslava Mejia Krug, senior vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer of Roosevelt University, is one of 45 local business executives to be featured in its newest Business Leaders of Color (BLC) publication.
The publication highlights exceptional corporate and civic leaders who currently serve, or are ready to contribute, as board directors for Fortune 1,000 companies.  The Chicago United Business Leaders of Color are recognized as individuals who, in the face of complex global economies, have combined vision with the ability to execute on strategies. They were selected from more than 110 exceptionally qualified nominees. Each has led large scale operations domestically and internationally with a focus on innovation and a keen ability to drive transformational change in their organizations.

Chicago United is an advocacy organization that promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance parity in economic opportunity.  It has presented the Business Leaders of Color publication biennially since 2003. Past BLC members include First Lady Michelle Obama; Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and Don Thompson, chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp.
The publication features individuals who are eminently qualified to serve on corporate boards. Through their identification, Chicago United helps to accelerate inclusion of professionals of color in board governance.
Krug is responsible for the finance and administration division of Roosevelt University, which comprises more than 148 employees, including facilities and operations, risk management, information technology services, budget and financial management and analysis, finance and administrative services.  Krug’s responsibilities also include support of Roosevelt University Board of Trustees committees including Facilities, Finance, Audit and Investment.

Before joining Roosevelt, Krug was the chief financial officer for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). She was responsible for managing all finance, accounting, cash and investment management, risk management, grant administration and long-term debt portfolio.

Krug spent 10 years in various international finance positions with United Airlines, notably as manager of finance and administration. She also was an auditor with Price Waterhouse in Panama.  Krug serves on the board of directors of Youth Guidance, chair of the Program Committee, and the Education Advancement Fund treasurer.  She earned an MBA from Latin America Science and Technology University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Panama.

“Chicago United is proud to have showcased 224 board-ready candidates biennially between 2003 and 2011,” said Gloria Castillo, president and CEO of Chicago United. “During this time, these men and women have rendered service in 135 corporate directorships. It is a remarkable record and we anticipate many of the 2013 BLC will join the ranks of their predecessors.”