Chappelle Broome Elected to Second National Airport Industry Steering Group

(Cayce) Chappelle Broome, Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s Director of Human Resources and Diversity, has been elected by industry peers and colleagues to serve on the Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Business Diversity Committee Steering Group.

The Business Diversity Committee works to develop proactive outreach and educational programs to assure a vital industry forum on diversity issues and in promoting best practices within the airport industry. As a steering group member, Broome will lead efforts to further the group’s commitment to demonstrating the benefits of diversity as a business practice and promoting supplier competition for airports’ business needs.  She will also be a part of helping to develop an industry-wide business environment and workforce that is reflective of the communities in which airports operates.

This is the second ACI-NA Steering Group on which Broome has been elected to serve.  In 2015, she was elected to sit on the organization’s Human Resources Steering Group.

“To represent our airport and our community on, not one, but two, ACI-NA steering groups really is an honor,” says Broome. “It is particularly exciting to have a voice on a national platform and to be a part of a group whose mission mirrors initiatives that I am so passionate about.”

Broome began her career at the Airport in 1998 as part of the Marketing Department and worked in purchasing and administration prior to Human Resources. In 2010 she became the airport’s Director of Human Resources, making her the first minority to ever hold a Director’s position at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  She says that being able to serve on national committees like the ACI-NA steering groups are proof positive that the airport director is committed to diversity and to setting an example of excellence for airports across the nation.

“When Dan Mann took over as Airport Director in 2010, he said that we weren’t just going to be about business as usual anymore, he wanted us to push to be our best and to make Columbia Metropolitan Airport the best.  That kind of drive for greatness really opened the door for me to grow and have a presence in the airport industry.”

In addition to her work with ACI-NA, Broome is involved with a number of other organizations including: The SC Diversity Council, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC); National and Local Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); Cayce/West Columbia Rotary (where she is the Immediate Past President), SC Minority Contractors Association (SCMCA); the Midlands Education Business Alliance (MEBA); Women in Philanthropy (WIP) and is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Columbia Class.  She is a member of the Inter-modal Advisory Committee for the National Summer Transportation Institute program (which is designed to get students interested in an aviation/transportation career) and a member of Toastmasters International.

Most importantly, Broome always lists her proudest accomplishment as being mother to daughter, Quiante and son, Joshua.

Image attached: Chappelle Broome

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