Karen Kalishek has been elected to chair the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) Board of Directors beginning January 1, replacing Bob Meder, who has chaired the board for eight years.
Kalishek joined the NAFI board in 2018 and has focused on runway safety and the FAA Safety Team Wings Pilot Proficiency Program.
Kalishek is a designated pilot examiner; an airline transport pilot; and an instrument, multiengine, and glider instructor, among many other flight training qualifications. She is the FAASTeam lead representative in the Milwaukee Flight Standards District Office and a major in the Civil Air Patrol.
“Karen’s enthusiasm and passion is an asset to the organization,” said Meder. “Her experience and impressive career are a perfect fit to carry on the important work NAFI does for flight instructors and all of aviation education.”