Richard Broome has several years of significant business and leadership experience. Currently, he is a faculty member at both the Montana State University's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Montana State University Honors College. Broome teaches courses about leadership, management, and professionalism.
He is also a current faculty member at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he helped create a new B.S. degree in Leadership for Emergency Management and Disaster Response. This degree is only offered to active duty military serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command (Navy Seals, Army Special Forces). He developed and teaches all of the leadership courses in the curriculum.
During the last nineteen years, he has held leadership positions at the NASDAQ stock market, Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Previous twenty-seven years were in service to the nation in the U.S. Army, entering as a private during the Vietnam era and retiring as a full colonel after the Persian Gulf War, also successfully leading large organizations with vital missions.
As a management consultant, Broome has advised senior business executives such as Mary Schapiro former Chair of the SEC, Scott McNealy former CEO at Sun Microsystems and Meg Whitman current Chairwoman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, while she was the CEO at eBay.Asked by two Presidents of the United States (Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush) to serve on their White House staff as a member of the National Security Council staff, Broome held a critical position as a part of the President’s crisis management leadership team during several national level crises.
Civilian career highlights include:
Leadership position at the National Association of Securities Dealers, NASD, parent firm of the NASDAQ stock market, an organization serving 5500 securities firms, 58,000 branch offices, and over 500,000 registered securities dealers that uses an international telecommunications network with major computing centers at several locations. While at NASDAQ conceptualized, planned and managed all phases of the Year 2000 program including their Y2K risk management to prepare their information systems (both trading and regulatory compliance) for the Year 2000 changeover.
As a management consultant, developed business recovery plans for a regional stock exchange successfully used immediately after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. These plans restored their information systems shortly after the event and allowed them to host another destroyed stock exchange at their location. In a time of international crisis, this enabled the global financial markets to resume trading the next Monday morning following the attacks. Was featured in the NEW YORK TIMES in an article on the subject of business continuity planning and disaster recovery, six months after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
As a management consultant, assisted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Critical Infrastructure Protection develop a series of exercises with senior level executives from both the federal regulatory agencies and Wall Street to examine jointly the preparedness of the nation’s financial services sector information systems against the current potential set of asymmetric risks challenging the sector. This included an in depth assessment of the resilience of the sector against the future possibility of a coordinated, major cyber attack by a hostile nation-state. Examined both the probable financial market impacts as well as the recommended mitigation strategies should this event ever occur.Significant business consulting clients over this eighteen-year period included: Bank of America, Wachovia, MasterCard, New York Life, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, eBay, Sun Microsystems, Con Edison, ARAMARK Industries, Brown & Company, the Department of the Treasury, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the House of Representatives, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Labor.
Military career highlights include:
Serving as a member of the National Security Council staff working for Colin Powell when former Secretary of State Powell was the National Security Advisor to President Reagan. Had lead responsibility to both President’s Reagan and his successor, President George H. W. Bush and his National Security Advisor, Brent Scowcroft, to manage the sophisticated high technology organization that operates the White House crisis management networks and information systems in the White House Situation Room. A member of both the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush crisis management teams at the National Security Council during a period of global unrest including the first war with Iraq.
Creating, while serving in the Pentagon, the strategy and policies that earned the U. S. Army the first "Golden Nugget" award ever presented by the Secretary of Defense by championing successful business information system policies and programs that increased their productivity yet reduced their costs (DOD Software Reuse and Database Standardization Programs),
Leading the U.S. Army Computer Science School and developing a new curriculum to meet the emergence of the use personal computers and handheld devices by the military on the battlefield,
Serving as a member of the staff and faculty at United States Military Academy when the first class of women entered and graduated from West Point.
Working directly for (then Colonel) Norman Schwarzkopf when General Schwarzkopf was an infantry brigade commander in the 9th Infantry Division.
He currently serves on the editorial board of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and on the board of directors of HAVEN, a shelter for women who are survivors of domestic violence.
M.S., Computer Information Systems, with distinction, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1985
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1978
B.S., Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 1970