Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:
 
We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors is open from June 5 - June 19, 2018. View the guidelines here

As the legal body of the organization, the Board establishes policy and guidelines for programmatic activities and membership activities. Additionally, the Board leads AMAC by setting strategic direction. This requires knowledge and experience in the aviation and aerospace industries, mature judgement and the ability to influence and empower others.

If you or someone you know is interested in running for a position for the 2018 AMAC Board of Directors, please send the nomination information to Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC Director of Programs & Corporate Development at croundtree@amac-org.com or 703.414.2622 x5.


Sincerely,

Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
EVENTS
MarketPlace PHL Leasing Event

Airport Marriott Hotel
June 25, 2018
9 am - 12 pm ET


FAA Training Conference

The Ritz-Carlton
July 17 - 19, 2018
9 am - 5 pm ET



Airport Business Diversity Conference
The Westin Seattle
August 21 - 25, 2018
View the Agenda

FOUNDATION FOCUS
Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual event benefits the AMAC Foundation's Scholarship program and honors one of AMAC's own tireless servants, Bill Walker. Mr. Walker's affiliation with conference began with the Los Angeles, California Conference in 1988. A golf sponsorship or ticket is required to attend this event.

Celebrating Women in Aviation

This unique breakfast highlights the personal and professional experiences of women leaders in the aviation industry. Proceeds benefit the AMAC Foundation. A ticket is required to attend this event.

MEMBERSHIP CORNER
Welcome to AMAC Lawrence Duncan!
 

A Washington, DC native, Lawrence Malik Duncan is currently AMAC's Diversity and Membership intern. He recently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned his bachelor's in Aviation Business Administration. While at Embry-Riddle, he led positions such as Resident Advisor, Senior Class Councilman and National Business Aviation Associate. Through the university's ROTC program, he was able to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in May of 2018. Duncan will begin his career as a Combat Systems Officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola this fall.
2018 AMAC Election Nominations

The 2018 Board of Directors Election Nominations is open from June 5 - June 19, 2018. This period is not only an opportunity to vote for AMAC leadership but also to help frame and support the future of the organization.

A Paychex Small Business
Research Report

Accelerating the Momentum of American Entrepreneurship: A Paychex Small Business Research Report - an analysis of American entrepreneurship during the past decade and the state of small business today.

AVIATION NEWS
Alaska Airlines' First Flight Piloted by Two African-American 

Passengers aboard an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week became part of a landmark trip for the carrier, as it was the first of its flights to be piloted by two African-American women.

DFW's Armin José Cruz Named Parking Professional of the Year

The International Parking Institute (IPI) announced that Armin José Cruz, vice president of the Parking Business Unit at DFW International Airport in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, has been named its 2018 James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Prohibiting Airline Fees

The Department of Transportation (DOT) told Congress it is opposed to a provision in a Senate bill that would prohibit airline fees that are not "reasonable and proportional," according to Reuters.

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