Frances (Fran) Kraus was born and raised in Rossford, Ohio. She attended Central Catholic High School, where she participated in Irish Dance Team, glee club, National Honors Society, Irish Scholars, student government, and Sideline Spirit. Fran is a proud graduate of Walsh University, where she was captain of the Cavalier Dance Team and Founders’ Scholar in the Walsh University Honors Program. She double-majored in Government & Foreign Affairs and Psychology and is an inducted member to her field’s respective honorary societies- Pi Sigma Alpha and Psi Chi. Fran is excited to graduate with her M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University this August 2024. She is passionate about research in various topics relevant to the financial services industry including women’s wealth management.