Safety Success at 30,000 Feet

About This Episode

Safety Success at 30,000 Feet

No compliance? No takeoff. American Airlines’ Kari McClure, Director of Learning Experience, speaks about the importance of compliance training before any and all flights and taking those trainings virtual.

About Our Guest

Kari McClure

Kari McClure is the Director of Learning Experience for American Airlines. She has a wealth of operational, leadership and training expertise that has been developed over an extensive career at American. Her current role includes responsibility for multiple teams who liaise with business units to identify, design, and develop training and learning programs for the enterprise. They also partner closely with the leadership development team to facilitate design and delivery of instructor-led programs. Her teams lead work to bring governance and a consistent learner lens to all the functional training teams. In addition, she has oversight and administration of American’s LMS and the operations at the AA Training Center.

Kari earned her Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University along with a Secondary Education degree. She has been active in community work and developed curriculum and training plans for non-profit organizations.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leading global marketing strategy for the Skillsoft group of companies, focused on driving growth, generating brand awareness and increasing demand for Skillsoft’s solutions among learners, customers and partners. Since joining the company in 2019, she has overseen customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development.

Michelle brings more than 25 years of marketing, branding and strategy experience to her role. Prior to Skillsoft, she held several executive positions of increasing responsibility in the high-tech sector, including as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the Global Head of Marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

Michelle holds a Master's of Science from Simmons University.