Former OEP innovation leader Fowler moves to Red 6

Former Orlando Economic Partnership director of innovation Sheena Fowler has been hired by combat training simulation firm Red 6 as its chief of staff of Orlando operations.

The Santa Monica, Calif.,-based company made the announcement on its LinkedIn page Monday.

Fowler spent more than 11 years with the partnership before moving on to the company, which only recently launched its Orlando presence.

Sheena Fowler is now chief of staff of Red 6’s Orlando operations.

News of her departure had leaked last month but Monday was the first formal announcement of her newest role. Red 6 Founder and CEO Daniel Robinson announced the news.

Fowler will be Red 6’s first Orlando-based team member, Robinson said on LinkedIn.

Last month, the Partnership announced on its blog that Red 6 had plans to open a new technology hub in Orlando.

Orlando has a reputation for being one of the top cities in the world for modeling, simulation and training technology.

In the Partnership’s announcement, Red 6 focused on the region’s education systems, talent and operating costs.

In addition, access to military customers drew Red 6, as well. Red 6 recently announced that it had raised $30 million in a Series A fundraising round.