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Mary Katherine Krause

Vice President, Communications

College of American Pathologists


Mary Katherine Krause is vice president for Communications at the College of American Pathologists (CAP) located in the northern suburbs of Chicago and has over 25 years of health care leadership, industry, and association experience. At the CAP, she is responsible for planning, developing, and executing internal and external communications, branding, media relations, and crisis relations. Also a faculty member in health systems management at Rush University in Chicago, Krause is happiest when helping individuals and teams grow themselves and their organizations and actively seeks ways to share this passion. Board-certified as a fellow in health care management (FACHE) by the American College of Healthcare Executives, Krause holds designations as a professional certified marketer (PCM) by the American Marketing Association and a certified association executive (CAE) by the American Association of Association Executives. Krause also has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science degree in health systems management from Rush University, and a graduate certificate in strategic communication from Purdue University.