HR in a Time of Crisis Web Series

Tuesday, May 26 & Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET | Online


As the COVID-19 crisis continues, HR professionals everywhere are having to stay on top of ever-changing information, laws and regulations in order to provide leadership, managers and employees with what they need during this time.

In this two part series, hear what airport HR leaders are doing in terms of identifying and implementing safety and preventative measures, drafting new policies and procedures, communicating with employees, and guiding managers on how to deal with employee reactions, workforce shortages, failure to follow protocols and potential legal issues.

Session one, Leading the Organization, is a dynamic session focused on the employee. Session two, Guiding Managers, builds on the knowledge gained in session one as you turn your focus to management.


Email if you would like to purchase a copy of the webinar series recordings. Members may register for one session for $45 or both sessions for $65. Non-members may register for one session for $65 or both sessions for $90.

For program questions, contact Maria Bremis or for registration questions, contact


Ms. Maria Bremis, JD, PHR

Vice President, Compliance, Diversity & Human Resources
Alexandria, VA

Maria Bremis is the Vice President, Compliance, Diversity & Human Resources, for the American Association of Airport Executives. She has been providing legal, compliance, EEO, and human resource services to small and mid-sized non-profits and companies for over 20 years as an advisor, as a practicing employment law attorney, and as the Association’s Vice President of Compliance, Diversity & Human Resources. In her career, Maria has focused on compliance analysis and resolution, EEO and diversity issues, organizational development and workforce planning, policy writing and employee communication, training and development, and overall employee relations. A graduate of The George Washington University Law School, barred in two jurisdictions and having been certified as a professional in human resources, Maria is known for innovative business solutions to complex problems and insightful, balanced guidance, as well as being able to convey difficult information with diplomacy, engaging employees of different personalities and providing thoughtful and entertaining training sessions.


Ms. Chappelle G. Broome-Stevenson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources & Diversity
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
West Columbia, SC

Mrs. Chappelle Broome-Stevenson is Director of Human Resources and Diversity for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) (SC). Chappelle is in her 23rd year at the airport district and has worn and still wears many hats at the Airport. She is responsible for all aspects of the Human Resource activities of the Airport District. She is the Airport’s Title VI Coordinator for the nearly 3000 acres of airport property; the Chief Diversity Official and the Airport’s designated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO) with the responsibility of overseeing airport compliance in providing opportunities to DBE/minority, women-owned and small/local businesses. Chappelle is a founding member of the South Carolina Airports Coalition to broaden the diversity and inclusion opportunity window for business owners. Chappelle holds dual Masters in Human Resources Management and Development. Chappelle’s involvement in the community focuses on women groups and students. Chappelle is a Rotarian and past President of her local club. Chappelle’s career and life words she lives by: “If it is not immoral or illegal; never say it is not my job!” and “Don’t despise small beginnings.”


Ms. Mary Mullally, C.M., SHRM-SCP, CAPM

Deputy Director, Organizational Development
Wayne County Airport Authority
Northville, MI

Mary has been with the Authority for 15 years and spent the past 12 years working in HR Organizational Development with responsibility for Talent Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Training Delivery, Coaching, Change Management and Event Planning. Mary was the project manager during the implementation of Cornerstone OnDemand's Learning, Performance, Succession, Recruiting, Onboarding and Connect system modules at the Authority. The software has transformed the organization’s ability to comply with Federal, State and other government agency requirements. But more importantly, the software laid the foundation for a unified talent management strategy for maintaining a workforce pipeline. In recognition of successful application of their software, Cornerstone awarded the Authority the RAVE award in 2014 for Visionary In Performance Management and designated finalist for the 2016 award in Learning Strategy Innovation. Mary has served as the Co-Vice Chair of their Training Committee for the past three years. She is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) of the Society of Human Resource Management and a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) with the Project Management Institute, HR Generalist by the American Society of Employers, Certified Facilitator for AchieveGlobal Customer Service and Leadership Development and Certified Facilitator of Everything DiSC by Wiley. Prior to working at the Authority, Mary was a Director of Corporate Giving at Michigan Bell/Ameritech and had many years of experience working in Marketing and External Relations roles.


Mr. Kevin O'Driscoll, PHR, C.M.

Manager, Business Solutions
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
New York, NY

Kevin is responsible for leading workforce management and planning, organizational effectiveness, and business administration for PANYNJ's 5-airport system, with over 1,600 staff, at EWR, JFK, LGA, SWF, and TEB Airports. Kevin's 13-year career with the agency includes progressively responsible management and leadership roles in organizational policy, human capital strategy, customer relations, and operations support. Kevin holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).


Ms. Lynda L. Racey, Esq., C.M., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources
Wayne County Airport Authority
Detroit, MI

Lynda Racey is the Vice President of Human Resources at Wayne County Airport Authority. With over 18 years of human resource management experience, Lynda is responsible for leading the Authority’s human resources department, with a focus on developing and executing talent acquisition, compensation and employee relations strategies that represent the organization’s culture and values. As a member of the senior leadership team, she contributes directly to long and short-term strategic objectives of the organization while maximizing organizational effectiveness. She oversees HR programs and initiatives that enhance the employee experience, foster a culture of respect and appreciation in the workplace and partners with leaders across the organization to encourage a collaborative environment at all levels. Prior to joining the Airport Authority in 2002, Lynda managed her own law practice, focusing primarily on family and employment law. Lynda is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Law and Michigan State University. Lynda is a Certified Member (CM) with AAAE and holds both the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.