Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

During May, AMAC joins the national celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please join us as we honor the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by following us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Additionally, National Small Business Week is May 5-11. Small business owners are the backbone that fuel our economy and best represent the nation's 30 million small businesses. Did you know more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year? Do keep this in mind as minority and women-owned businesses remain an undeserved yet critical engine for economic growth and job creation.

I encourage you to meet with local entrepreneurs, visit small businesses and hold round-table discussions with leaders in your community. We applaud your commitment to these businesses that create 21st century jobs, drive innovation and increase our global competitiveness.


Krystal J. Brumfield 
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
AMAC Stakeholders Reception

May 30, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
You're Invited! Join us at the 35th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference Stakeholders Reception on Thursday, May 30 from 5 pm - 8 pm at the City Club Los Angeles to learn more about AMAC and this upcoming premier aviation industry conference!

35th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference

August 20-23, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
AMAC's Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference continues to unite over 1,000 aviation professionals for a highly acclaimed industry event - serving as a hub for education, advocacy and networking opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion in the aviation and aerospace industries.

The AMAC Foundation Raises Over $5,000 During TopGolf Indianapolis Fundraiser to Assist Aspiring Aviation Youth
On May 2, the AMAC Foundation hosted a fundraiser at TopGolf Indianapolis with the goal of raising funds for its annual scholarship program. AMAC Foundation Board Members, AMAC Members and past scholars enjoyed a fun evening of golf and successfully raised over $5,000 that will go to the 2019-2020 scholarship fund. Thank you to all who participated!
Play in or Sponsor the Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament

This signature AMAC Foundation annual event allows you to support the youth and participate in optimal networking while doing business on the green. This year's tournament will be held at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort on Wednesday, August 21 from 9:00 am -3:30 pm.

AMAC Applauds Washington Lawmakers for Passing Initiative 1000

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) President & CEO, Krystal J. Brumfield shares a statement on Washington State's Initiative 1000, a measure that overturns the state's 20-year-old, voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the operation of public education, public contracting and public employment.

Send in Your Catalyst Awards Nominations by May 16

The AMAC Catalyst Awards honors individuals and corporations who have made outstanding positive contributions to furthering the goals of AMAC. All AMAC members are invited to nominate individuals or organizations in one or more of the categories listed below. Winners will be honored each year at the AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference.

Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. Is the New Executive Director of Montgomery Regional Airport

AMAC Member Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. is the new Executive Director of the Montgomery Regional Airport. Taggart, who formerly served as Deputy Airport Director of DeKalb Peachtree Airport, Georgia's second busiest airport, was chosen from a national search.

JFK Terminal 4 Introduces Aira for Blind, Low Vision Travelers

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) this week becomes the first area airport offering Aira Access to provide blind or low-vision travelers with instant access to enhanced visual information and real-time service to navigate the terminal.