Dr. Laura Pogue Earns Private Pilot License

Birmingham, Mich., August 17, 2004 - Dr. Laura A. Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., has earned Licensed Private Pilot status from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Dr. Pogue, an enthusiastic aviator, states that safety was the most important part of her training. "The technical knowledge required to fly a plane, combined with rigorous safety training, make for a sensible and enjoyable approach to aviation", according to Dr. Pogue. She has already begun working towards the instrument rating.

As President and CEO of Birmingham-based Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., Dr. Pogue and her team of consultants serve the manufacturing community with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, providing professional business consultants dedicated to leading clients to increased efficiency, profits, and growth.

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 in the corporate, online, and traditional classrooms.