Eleven Fifty Academy has hired Shawn Gardner as vice president of strategy and business development. He has more than 20 years of strategic experience and leadership in the both the Active Army and the National Guard, where he served two combat tours and several roles. Among these positions, he served as the commander of the 151st Long Range Surveillance Detachment (Airborne), recruiting and retention commander for the Indiana National Guard and director of plans, training, mobilization and security at Camp Atterbury. His leadership, dedication and strategic thinking have won him many awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star and Ranger Tab.
In addition to his military education, Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University as well as a master’s degree in Communication Systems Strategy and Management from Northwestern University.