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MRIGlobal director selected for Civic Council Kansas City Tomorrow Leadership Class


Dean Gray, Ph.D., Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at MRIGlobal, has been selected for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s 41st Kansas City Tomorrow (KCT) leadership class.

Potential participants were nominated earlier this year and selected through a competitive process that included in-person interviews.

The 30 business, nonprofit and public sector executives began the 10-month program in August 2019 and will complete the experience in June 2020. KCT’s curriculum focuses on the region’s most pressing issues such as education, economic development, diversity and inclusion, and the KC Rising initiative. The goal of the KCT program is to prepare its participants for civic leadership roles in the Kansas City region.

“The Civic Council created the KCT program to help educate rising executives about the key challenges and opportunities facing our region,” said Civic Council chair Bill Gautreaux. “Ultimately, we hope that many of these KCT participants will go on to take a leadership role on an important community issue,” he added. “That could mean serving in appointed or elected office, joining a nonprofit board or community task force, or stepping up in some other way in our region.”

Once they complete the program, participants are eligible to join the KCT Alumni Association, an independent, non-profit organization that allows the more than 900 graduates of the program to stay connected and explore opportunities for civic leadership.

“I’m delighted that Dean has joined this terrific group of professionals,” said Thomas Sack, Ph.D., President and CEO of MRIGlobal. “His active role in this year’s KCT class underscores MRIGlobal’s commitment to serve as a pillar of the Kansas City business community.”