MRIGlobal announces the appointment of Neal Sharma to its Board of Directors. Sharma is also a Trustee of the organization.
Neal Sharma is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of DEG, a full-service digital marketing agency partner for national and global brands.
“Neal is a dynamic executive with impressive credentials in digital marketing, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, said Thomas Sack, Ph.D., president and CEO, MRIGlobal. “His experience is a significant asset in MRIGlobal’s efforts to grow its marketing strategy and build on important partnership relationships.”
“I am so pleased Neal agreed to join our board,” said David Oliver, MRIGlobal’s chairman of the board. “His talents and intellect will be a great addition.”
DEG is consistently one the fastest-growing companies and best places to work in the country, and was named one of Inc. Magazine’s “25 Companies That Are Changing the World.” In 2018, DEG was acquired by Dentsu, joining one of the largest agency networks in the world and the first global marketing group built for the digital economy.
Viewed as one of Kansas City and the region’s most accomplished business leaders, Sharma was recognized as a Central Midwest Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, a reoccurring member of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Power 100” list of key civic and business leaders in the community, one of the “50 Kansans You Should Know,” and as one of the 50 most influential people in technology in the region by The Kansas City Star.
Sharma is committed to entrepreneurship and civic advancement, proudly serving the Co-Chair of KC Rising, an executive member of the Kansas City chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a trustee of MRIGlobal, and an Advancement Board member of the University of Kansas academic medical center. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, has served as a trustee of American University in Washington D.C. and is a past board member of Aligned, a bi-state educational reform organization.
He received his MBA from the University of Kansas in 2001 after graduating cum laude from American University in 1998 with an inter-disciplinary degree in Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government.