Kathleen is the former mayor pro-tem for the city of New Braunfels and has served on the New Braunfels City Council for two three-year terms. After graduating from Texas A&M University, Kathleen worked as a legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Representative Sam B. Hall, Jr. She is married to Bob Krueger, former U.S. Senator and American Ambassador. During the years they lived in Africa, Kathleen was president of the Diplomatic Women’s Association and served on the board of an international children’s charity. She worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in remote African villages and led an international Red Cross expedition into the Kalahari Desert to provide clothing for the bushmen of Botswana. Kathleen and her husband published an award-winning book in 2008 about their experiences living amid warfare and genocide in Burundi, Africa titled, From Bloodshed to Hope: Our Embassy Years During Genocide. The book received wide acclaim, including the 2008 Institute of Letters Award for the best non-fiction book in Texas. Kathleen has served as a board member for Hill Country Alliance, Children’s Museum and Eden Hill, Inc., which is a long-term care facility for the elderly. She has also served as a volunteer for the Parent Teacher Association, New Braunfels Wurstfest and American Red Cross. Kathleen’s service with GSSWT includes one term (2010-2012) as a member-at-large. Kathleen and Bob have been married for 29 years and have three children: Mariana, Sarah and Christian.