Miroslava Mejia Krug is the Chief Financial Officer of Chicago Public Schools; leading the financial strategy to support effective budget planning, maximizing available funds, and ensuring an equitable distribution of resources to support student success. Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with a budget of nearly $8 billion; serving over 355,000 students in 600+ schools. Ms. Krug is responsible for the administration and oversight of all financial activities within the Office of Finance including corporate accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable, payroll, treasury, risk and debt management, budget and grant management.
Mrs. Krug holds a Master of Business Administration from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia and a B.S. in Accounting from Universidad de Panama. Previously, she worked at Benedectine University, most recently as Vice President for Administration and Finance and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Roosevelt University. She has also served as Chief Financial Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority during the largest and most ambitious redevelopment effort of public housing in the United States. Ms. Krug also spent 10 years in various international finance positions with United Airlines, most notably as Manager of Finance and Administration. Her career started as an auditor with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Panama.
Ms. Krug was named a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United in 2013 and a Chicago CFO of the Year Finalist by Financial Executives International Chicago in 2014.
Ms. Krug lives in Andersonville, Chicago with husband, Robert, and high school-age identical twins Martin and Frederick. She enjoys exercising, reading, getting together with friends, watching her sons play soccer, and traveling.