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MRIGlobal – 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

June 17th was the date for MRIGlobal’s 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, in recognition of its founding in 1944. Civic leaders, current and former members of the board of directors and the board of trustees, and staff members gathered at the Hilton President Kansas City, the site of the very first Midwest Research Institute (now MRIGlobal) board of trustees meeting 75 years ago. Tom Sack, MRIGlobal, paid tribute to the company’s nine founders, and announced four new life trustees.

Dr. Dean Gray and Tina May, both with MRIGlobal; admired a model version of an MRIGlobal custom designed and fabricated, first-of-its kind flyable medical transport unit with a full-bio containment.


New Life Trustees Dr. James Spigarelli, John McKelvey, and Barrett Brady were congratulated by David Oliver, board chairman. (out of camera range) Tom Bowser, new life trustee


The 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception took place in the historic President Hotel’s Congress Ballroom, where the inaugural MRIGlobal board of trustees meeting was held 75 years ago.

Additional photos featured in the August 17, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo Credit: Mark McDonald



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