(West Columbia) Chappelle Broome, Director of Human Resources and Diversity for Columbia Metropolitan Airport, has been selected to serve on the 2017-2019 Midlands Education Business Alliance (MEBA) Board of Directors. The mission of MEBA is to connect students of all ages, parents and educators to career opportunities through business partnerships, training and resources. MEBA works across Fairfield, Lexington and Richland Counties serving 7 colleges and universities, 9 school districts, over 160 schools and more than 100,000 students. They also coordinate the efforts of over 250 business partners representing 16 career clusters. The MEBA Board guides the activities and initiatives of the organization.
“I am always in awe of the amazing work of MEBA and its staff. Columbia Metropolitan Airport has been a community partner for many years. Joining the board gives me the opportunity to serve with a dynamic group of school superintendents, educators and business leaders who share the common vision and passion for the ultimate success of our students,” said Ms. Broome.
Broome began her career at the Airport in 1998 and worked in purchasing and administration prior to Human Resources. In 2010 she became the airport’s Director of Human Resources. In addition to her work with MEBA, she is also a member of the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Human Resources Steering Group; the ACI-NA Business Diversity Steering Group; the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC); the National and Local Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a past President of the Cayce West Columbia Rotary.