Chris Broom is vice president of Commercial Training Solutions for Boeing Global Services, responsible for the people, processes and tools to provide training solutions and services to all markets served by Boeing. Broom and his team are driving transformational innovation into the next generation of learning solutions across Boeing’s full training portfolio and ensuring high-quality, efficient, repeatable delivery with a continuous focus on enhancing aviation safety.
Broom joined Boeing in April 2021 after a 27-year career with American Airlines, culminating as managing director of Flight and Training Administration, where he had oversight of American Airlines training centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina; Simulator Engineering and Support; Pilot Recruiting and Development; Flight Communications; Flight Training Support; and hotel and transportation contracts for all pilot and flight attendant travel.
Before that role, he served in a variety of others, including managing director of Flight Training, manager of Flight Training Operations, and other roles in Dallas-Fort Worth airport operations and within System Operations Control.
Before joining American Airlines, Broom worked at a startup airline, Skybus, and flew various aircraft, from small instructional planes to Cessna Citations.
Broom currently serves on the St. Mark’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and the USS Yorktown Association Board of Directors. He previously served as a member, vice president, and president of the Susan G. Komen Dallas Board of Directors for many years and was involved with the American Airlines’ Race for the Cure team efforts for over 20 years.
Broom has a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business from the University of Central Oklahoma and has earned multiple Federal Aviation Administration certificates, including dispatcher, advanced ground instructor, single- and multi-instrument land, instrument, commercial, certified flight instructor, certified flight instructor instrument and multi-engine instructor.