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Wichita agency hires former demo pilot, aviation marketer Ron Gunnarson

Ron Gunnarson
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Wichita-based advertising agency Sullivan, Higdon & Sink has hired Ron Gunnarson as practice director for aviation, aerospace and defense.

Gunnarson comes to the post with a 26-year career in aviation marketing for brands that include Beechcraft, Cessna, Hawker and Travel Air.

He also was a demonstration pilot earlier in his career and is type rated in a number of business jets and turboprops.

“We feel very fortunate to have Ron on the team,” Tom Bertels, SHS managing partner, said in a news release from the agency. “He’s been deeply embedded in the industry and brings an executive-level point of view that will benefit both our staff and our clients. He’s super passionate, relentless and a really great cultural fit for SHS.”

Gunnarson earned his private pilot’s license at 18 graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees in aeronautical studies and public relations.