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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Appoints New Trustees

May 9, 2007
Ramon Murguia
Ramon Murguia

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently appointed Ramon Murguia and Bobby Moser to its board of trustees.

"Both of our new trustees have experience in key areas that are crucial to the Kellogg Foundation's mission," said Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation. "Ramon Murguia has run a respected law firm, and has shown civic leadership in fields such as public education, health care, philanthropy, economic development, and international relations."

The 77-year-old charitable foundation in Battle Creek, Mich., which was established by breakfast cereal pioneer, W.K. Kellogg, is the seventh largest nonprofit in the United States and "focuses on improving current and future communities' quality of life in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, and southern Africa," according to its Web site.

Mr. Murguia and Mr. Moser were elected to the foundation's board, and will serve for a renewable, three-year term of service.

"Ramon Murguia and Bobby Moser will be great assets to our Board," said Cynthia H. Milligan, chair of the foundation's board of trustees. "In their personal and professional lives, they truly embody many of the values we believe in."

One of seven children, Mr. Murguia earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting at the University of Kansas, and went on to earn a juris doctorate from Harvard University. He now holds four law degrees.

A native of Kansas City, Kan., Mr. Murguia began his legal career in 1984, when he joined the firm of Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly, Davis & Dicus, where his duties included maintenance and counseling of small businesses, review of general tax matters, and the negotiation of domestic and international loan transactions.

In 1991, he established the Murguia Law Office in Kansas City, Mo. Among its services, the firm provides counseling of small businesses, estate administration and counseling of client activities in Mexico.

Mr. Murguia is currently a director with Country Club Bank, chairman of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, and chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He also serves on the boards of the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation and on the board of the Wyandotte Health Foundation.

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