Ralph Hood is a Certified Speaking Professional who has addressed aviation groups throughout North America. A pilot since 1969, he's insured and sold airplanes at retail and distributor levels and taught aviation management for Southern Illinois University.
Ralph Hood is also an award-winning columnist (he writes for several publications), a salesman and sales manager (he sold airplanes, for crying out loud!), a teacher (he taught college-level aviation management) and a professional public speaker who has entertained and enlightened audiences from Hawaii to Spain, and from Fairbanks to Puerto Rico.
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), National Speakers Association
Past member, National Ethics Committee, National Speakers Association
Past president of Alabama Speakers Association
Member, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame
Past National Marketing Mentor, AOPA Project Pilot
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