Nov 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Andrea Krauss
The Rotary Foundation

Andrea Krug Krauss has been a member of the Rotary Club of Russell, Kansas since 2004.   She has served in many capacities within her club, including as Program Chairman, Foundation Chairman, and President   (2009-2010).     At  the   district   level,   Andrea   has   served   as   District   Grants   Sub-Committee Chairman, Assistant Governor, District 5670 Governor (2018-2019), Chairman of Heartland PETS, and Co-Chairman of the District 5680 Merger Committee. At the zone level, she has served as DG Best Practices Facilitator and as PDG Forum Facilitator at the Zone 25b/29 Institutes and on the RI Director Nominating Committee.  She is also a member of the Rotary International Strategic Planning Committee. Andrea has traveled to Panama, Guatemala, and Ecuador on Rotary service trips and is a member of the Paul Harris Society.  In addition, she was the 2019 co-recipient of the Rotary District 5680 Service Above Self Award for her work on the merger of Districts 5670 and 5690.

Andrea  also   currently serves  as  Chairman  of the  Board of  Trustees  of  the  Sunflower  Foundation,  a statewide healthcare foundation.  Additionally, she is on the boards of Russell Development, Inc., Russell PRIDE, Inc. and the Gamma Phi Beta House Corporation at Kansas State University.  She also serves on the Russell Co. 4-H Program Development Committee and the St. John Lutheran Church Council. 

In her professional life, Andrea is Secretary/Treasurer of John O. Farmer, Inc., an energy production company.  She is a member of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association and has been on the Board of Directors since 2013, serving as Chairman of the Federal and State Tax Committee.  She also serves on the Executive Committee as the 2021-2023 Chairman of the Board, the first female elected to serve in that   role   in   the   Association’s  84-year   history.     Andrea   was   also   the   2015   recipient   of   the   KIOGA President’s Leadership Award. 

Previously, Andrea was with DPRA Incorporated, an environmental consulting firm, for nine years and was a member of the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. prior to that.  Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor of Business Strategy at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.   Andrea is a graduate of Kansas State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Agricultural Economics and a Master of Business Administration.  In addition, she is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Andrea is a member of Ingram’s 2021 Class of “50 Kansans You Should Know”, the 2019 class of Leadership Kansas, and  was the 2016 recipient of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. 

She lives on her  family’s farm southwest of   Russell,  along  with her  husband,  Tom,   who  farms and ranches with her father.  Her family raises registered Hereford and Angus cattle and produces wheat and grain   sorghum.  Andrea   and   Tom   have   one   daughter,   Katherine,   who   is   a   student   at   Kansas   State University.