Reachel Beichley Named General Counsel
Senior Counsel & Compliance Officer Promoted to Top Legal Role.
(Kansas City, MO) July 23, 2012 – Reachel Beichley, J.D., has been promoted to MRIGlobal’s General Counsel.
Beichley served as MRIGlobal Senior Counsel since November 2008. With the promotion, she joins the Senior Management Council of MRIGlobal. She continues her responsibilities as Corporate Compliance Officer, and as a member of the Crisis Management Team and Enterprise Risk Management program.
“Reachel brings deep expertise in the legal intricacies of our complex global research and development organization,” said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. “She holds an integral leadership role in guiding our strategy, business model, and culture.”
Beichley joined MRIGlobal in 2004 and redefined the role of Legal Counsel, evolving her Department's function into a vital and critical component of business operations.
Prior to joining MRIGlobal, she was an associate with the Kansas City-based law firm Husch Blackwell LLP and served as Judicial Clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals – Eastern District.
She is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar associations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, Mo.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.