Dr. Laura Pogue earns Commercial Pilot License

Tucson, Arizona, July 17, 2006 – Dr. Laura A. Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., has earned her Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single-Engine Land Instrument License from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Dr. Pogue states that the Commercial License training emphasizes emergency procedures and safety, in addition to requiring a proficiency of many new aircraft maneuvers. “The commercial license is all about the knowledge and reinforcement of safety and emergency aviation procedures, in preparation for the safe transport of passengers.”

Dr. Pogue plans to obtain her Multi-Engine Commercial Rating this year. “As I always tell my students, learning is a life-long pursuit. I intend to set a good example for them, while diversifying my skill set.” Dr. Pogue completed her Commercial Pilot training at Velocity Air, Inc., located in Tucson, Arizona and Tradewinds Aviation, located in Pontiac, Michigan.

As CEO of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., Dr. Pogue and her team of consultants serve the educational community with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, providing professional business consultants dedicated to leading clients to increased profitability and growth. For more information, please contact Dr. Pogue and Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. by email at Resources@smfri.com or visit their website at www.smfri.com.

Dr. Pogue is also a veteran business educator, with almost a decade of academic experience, including publications and appointments at various state, national, and international organizations, specializing in online education and training