Karen Floyd - Interview Consultant | FAPA.aero | Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Team Member - Karen Floyd

Interview Consultant
Phone: 800-JET-JOBS
Email: karen@fapa.aero

Karen joined the FAPA team in May of 2013 to work alongside Judy Tarver and Claudette Carroll helping our Premier members turn their interviews into job offers.  She comes to FAPA after working for a number of years as a Pilot Recruiter at American Eagle Airlines.  During this time, Karen worked closely with Claudette Carroll in the hiring of several thousand pilots for American Eagle.

Karen will use the experience she gained in reviewing pilot applications and resumes, interviewing potential candidates and assisting with the human resource process to give each FAPA pilot the greatest opportunity to achieve a successful airline interview.  She gained knowledge and experience through the extensive recruitment process, as well as her opportunity to assist with the weekly pilot review board, attending aviation conferences such as OBAP and NIFA and planning and conducting pilot job fairs across the U.S.

In addition, as a Pilot Recruiter, Karen gained experience through her involvement with a number of Aviation Bridge Schools and Universities, as well as several airline training companies and aviation flight schools.

Karen brings a passion for aviation and technology to the FAPA team.  She is married to a retired Air Force F-16 pilot, who is now a pilot at a major airline.

Meet the FAPA team

Thomas Smith, MBA, CFP®

Vice President - FAPA Financial Services

ThomasSmith, MBA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with undergraduate business degree from The University of Toledo, Master’s degree in business and finance from Arizona State University, and personal financial planning certificate from Kennesaw State University.  Started professional career as stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and spent 15 years as a Vice President of fixed income securities with both The First Boston Corporation and Lehman Brothers. Experienced individual income tax preparer with H&R Block.  Entrepreneurial and administrative credentials include founding principle and Chief Financial Officer of startup environmental contracting company. Tom lives in Marietta, Georgia with his spouse of 40 years, Julie Smith, and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.

Client Testimonials

Anonymous

Job Fair Attendee

Hello.... By the way, the job fair was very well-executed today. Nice job. I bet your premier memberships go way up after this. I didn’t wait in line AT ALL. I was #273 Premier. Went in when the board said 250 American, 300 All others. The woman from American approached me and asked if wanted to speak to an American representative. When I said yes, she brought me to the table where they took my resume for a minute, handed it back and brought me to the waiting Captain. It couldn’t have gone smoother. I’m a new fan of the premier-exclusive line now.