Gale LaRoche

Gale has been around the aviation world most of her life. Her father and her step-father were both private pilots and her entire family are aviation enthusiasts. Prior to ADK, she served as Vice President, Administration for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Vice President, Human Resources at the Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit) and has extensive experience in HR management for both the public and private sector. She currently teaches at Capella University in Human Resources and Employment Law courses. Her specialty is bringing in strategic HR best-practices and technology to help organizations operate in a more effective and efficient manner. Gale has a wealth of experience in starting up and turning around inefficient HR departments to be effective and strategic partners to the business. Earlier in her career, Gale led the human resources function for many automotive suppliers, including The Crown Group, Android Industries, MSX International, and MascoTech. Gale has more than 25 years of experience in the employment and human resources field. Gale is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan specializing in labor and employment law and holds the following degrees: Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior Psychology, Juris Doctorate; Master of Science with a concentration in Human Resources; Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources; and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. Her dissertation is on the topic of the dynamics involved when there is a change in the top leadership role in United States airports and how it affects senior managers in the airport.