Aerospace Executive Karen Hillyard has joined AeroGuard Flight Training Center (AeroGuard) to lead its international business development initiatives.

Hillyard comes to the company having held senior business development and marketing roles for companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, Panasonic Avionics and L3 Technologies. She holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA and an MBA in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

“Karen will accelerate our efforts to extend our ab initio flight training programs in international markets to address the global pilot shortage and to grow our business,” said CEO Joel Davidson.

This announcement follows the company’s receipt of five new Piper Archer III aircraft in the past few weeks as well as the graduation of nearly 100 students so far in 2018.

AeroGuard Flight Training Center is exhibiting at booth #5 in the SECA Zone at WATS 2018.