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Loree Draude    

Former Naval Aviator and one of the First Female Combat Pilots

Loree Draude Hirschman is a former naval aviator and published author turned online marketing executive and entrepreneur. Loree served for 10 years as a carrier-based jet pilot and instructor, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. She accumulated over 300 carrier landings and completed two deployments to the Persian Gulf. She wrote about her experiences as one of the first female combat pilots in her book, She's Just Another Navy Pilot, available on Amazon.

After leaving the military, Loree earned her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Entrepreneurship. Loree's civilian professional experience includes providing strategic guidance to Fortune 500 technology companies as a Consultant at Bain & Company, writing and producing leadership training videos for the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and leading the marketing teams at Military.com and PayNearMe. She started a sightseeing business that was acquired and is currently the co-founder of a mobile application startup.

Loree's success in the male-dominated worlds of the military and Silicon Valley is a result of her ability to bring together disparate groups and lead them to create extraordinary results. She knows what it takes to embrace change and rise above adversity. Her stories and presentations have motivated and inspired companies and organizations across the country.

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