Denise Hibbard is a Marketing Professional with over 8 years of experience. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she received a Bachelor's degree in Media studies, focusing on Business and Marketing, and received a certificate for Aviation from Illinois' Institute of Aviation. At Illinois, she earned her private pilot’s license and instrument rating. In 2016, she continued on to acquire her Part 107 Small UAS Certificate. Her aviation background has brought her to now working as the Senior Marketing Manager, North America, at DJI.
Denise is also recognized for her philanthropic and mentorship work as the 2006 Miss Roselle and Miss Champaign Urbana 2009 through the Miss America Organization. With a platform of Alzheimer's Awareness, she has her free time to furthering awareness of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and continues to support local Alzheimer’s organization chapters in fundraising efforts for research and care. She currently serves as an advisor for the Eta Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Denise has a passion for photography, cooking, AcroYoga, Yoga and wellness. Being inspired to share her love of wellness and mindfulness with others, she graduated in 2018 from a 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy School, from the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya.