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Michelle Rodrigues Hired as VP, Government Business Development at MRI Global

Brings Executive Presence to Key Government Relationships 

Kansas City, Mo.: (July 24, 2023) – Michelle Rodrigues has joined MRIGlobal as Vice President, Government Business Development. In this role, she will lead business development activity in the government sector for both civil health and defense clients. Rodrigues provides an executive presence for key federal government customer relationships, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. Based in the national capital region, she will also join MRIGlobal’s Executive Leadership Team. 

“Michelle has a strong history of more than two decades building portfolios with government clients. Her experience growing effective, diverse teams of researchers and business professionals to collaboratively deliver transformative programs will help advance MRIGlobal’s work with our U.S. government partners,” said Dr. Ian M. Colrain, President & CEO, MRIGlobal. “When coupled with MRIGlobal’s decades of expertise in countering diverse threats, we are well-positioned to further address the world’s most important challenges in ensuring warfighter protection and civilian safety.” 

Since January 2001, Rodrigues has been with SRI International, serving the past four years as Vice President, Federal Business Development, where she managed a strong team of business development professionals and developed a significant business pipeline. In that time, she was also Senior Executive of SRI’s Arlington office operations, overseeing all aspects of the facility. 

“The rapidly changing global threat landscape demands transformative technological advances that strengthen our health security and ensure a rapid and effective response. I am excited for the opportunity to work with the talented MRIGlobal team that is focused on delivering such high-value solutions for customers,” said Rodrigues. “Today’s challenges are varied and complex, so they require that customers, interdisciplinary teams of researchers, and business teams work closely together toward common goals. By cultivating these strong relationships, we will broaden the impact of MRIGlobal’s mission.” 

Rodrigues also serves on several boards and committees, including as a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium Executive Member.

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