posted on March 06, 2013 18:27
Shreveport, La. - Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen King as the company's new Director of Marketing. Ms. King brings a wealth of experience and diversity to the Metro family. Most recently, Ms. King was Director of Communications for the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce in Bossier City, La., where she was responsible for the design, creation, dissemination and publication of all marketing and communications pieces and events for Chamber members. Prior to her employment at the Chamber, she was a reporter and producer for KTBS in Shreveport, La., the area's ABC affiliate.
Ms. King also served her country as a Public Affairs Specialist and Broadcast Journalist for the United States Army Reserve. She served two tours in Iraq as a journalist in television and radio, first in Baghdad from August 2005 to 2006 and later in Basra from January to November 2009. During her career in the military, Ms. King was the "face of the Army." She developed communication plans and strategies, planned and executed meetings and events and collaborated with all military branches. While deployed, Ms. King was the Design and Layout Editor for The Pulse, the official magazine of the 807th MDSC, where she contributed articles from units stationed in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Alaska.
She also served as Assignments Editor and directed daily shooting schedules for 7 broadcasters, oversaw the production of daily podcasts and marketed stories and military newscasts produced in Iraq to civilian outlets in the United States. Her last assignment while still on active duty was the host and government liaison between the film crew and the U.S. Army for "Starting Strong," a reality-TV show leading viewers on a journey through military life set to air later this year.
As Director of Marketing for Metro Aviation, Ms. King, in cooperation with YES Communications, will conduct all marketing efforts for the company as they relate to press releases, media relations and communications. She is a tremendous asset to the Metro team and Metro Aviation is proud to have her onboard.
About Metro Aviation
Metro Aviation, Inc., based in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States is a worldwide provider of completion services for all missions and types of helicopters and specializes in the EC135 and EC145 with several Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) developed by the company for these and other aircraft. Metro is an FAA approved repair station, approved Eurocopter Service Center and FAR Part 135 air medical operations provider at several locations across the United States. The company is privately held and is one of the largest traditional air medical providers in the U.S.