(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that Gregory T. Chambers has been selected to serve as the agency’s new Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. Mr. Chambers began his employment with the bi-state agency on Monday, October 12, 2009.
“I am pleased to have this opportunity at the DRBA to use my many years of experience in the administration of equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workforce,” Chambers said. “Working with James T. Johnson, Executive Director for the DRBA, I am confident we can make a positive difference for the organization.”
“Gregory Chambers has an impeccable career in public service and work in the community that has provided advancements in equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace” remarked Mr. Johnson. “We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber and stature and I know his significant record of accomplishments will continue at the DRBA.”
As the DRBA’s Manager of EEO/AA and Diversity, Mr. Chambers has many responsibilities; including overseeing and updating all affirmative action policies and procedures, providing counseling and training throughout the workforce to ensure a full understanding of EEO/AA policies and procedures, serving as a liaison between the DRBA and community, overseeing all recruitment programs and serving as a liaison between the DRBA and the federal and state authorities.
For the past twenty-four years, Mr. Chambers has served as the State of Delaware’s EEO/ AA Manager. In this role, Gregory was responsible for the creation, development, and management of the annual plans and reporting requirements for the State of Delaware Executive Branch agencies. He also administered Delaware’s Agency Aide and Selective Placement programs to provide employment opportunities for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. Prior to joining the State of Delaware, Gregory worked for the City of Wilmington in a variety of roles for nearly thirteen years, including Director of Community Affairs for the Mayor.
Mr. Chambers has spent 37 years serving the community in numerous professional and volunteer organizations, including founder and former president of Delaware Work Force Diversity Group; chairman of the City of Wilmington Ethics Commission; board chairman of the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center; past research committee member of The Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, former president of the Christina Cultural Arts Center; former president of the Latin American Community Center. Most notably, Mr. Chambers will begin serving a two-year term as president of the American Association for Affirmative Action in April 2010.
A life-long resident of Wilmington, Delaware, Mr. Chambers is a graduate of Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science. He also earned an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Delaware Technical and Community College.
The DRBA is a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. It owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities