Nachele Groomes is the Director of Human Resources for the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark where she oversees all areas of recruiting, training and development, and employee relations. She developed a passion for hospitality through her love for travel and having a desire to assist those who work in the service industry after being hired years ago as a Front Desk Agent. A graduate of Leander High School, she received her undergraduate degree from Williams College in Political Science, and her Master’s Degree from Texas State University with a focus on Legal Studies, becoming a certified Paralegal and Mediator. She earned her HR Certified Professional credentials through self-study and shadowing professional mentors.
She has served on various boards and volunteered with organizations over the past 9 years ranging from the Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals Executive Leadership Team as both Social Chair and Secretary, to the Capital Hotel Human Resources Managers Association where she is currently Treasurer. Nachele is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program, and consistently volunteers at the Central Texas Food Bank to support Omni’s Say Goodnight to Hunger Campaign.
Nachele joined AYC after attending a ChangeMaker Luncheon and learning more about the organization. She’s excited to join the Board in 2018 and looks forward to connecting and creating relationships with other young professionals who are interested in investing in the Austin Area.