Karen is an FAA Multi-engine Commercial Pilot, as well as an FAA certified Aircraft Dispatcher who graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management with Flight. Karen has also earned her Certified Aviation Manager certificate from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Karen has been involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation in a varied assortment of aviation operations such as: aerial advertising, on-demand private charter, corporate aviation operations for a Fortune 200 energy company and private / executive aircraft management. Karen has held positions such as Business Owner & Founder, Senior Flight Coordinator, Vice President of Operations and Client Services Director. In these roles Karen has been responsible for budget & business continuity planning, federal/state regulatory compliance, daily operational management, Safety Management System (SMS) management, flight crew hiring and training, flight department development, and fuel programs. Karen currently works in Executive Aircraft Management and serves the NVBAA Board of Directors as the Director of Outreach and Strategic Planning. Karen is also a leader for BSA Explorers Aviation Post 888 in Las Vegas, NV, and has previously served on the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Committee, South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) Events Committee, and as Women in Aviation (WAI) Outreach Chair for Florida Institute of Technology.