Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

Due to an overwhelming interest in our key stakeholders attending the ATL Concessions Industry Day on March 12 in Atlanta, GA, our Leadership Summit was postponed. A new date will be announced soon.  This is a key annual AMAC event and we want to ensure the experience for the audience - as well as our partners - is given the attention and success it deserves and has garnered over the years.

We welcome you to join us at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay from April 26-28, 2019 for our Business Opportunity Summit: Business by the Bay hosted by Tampa International Airport.

This Summit will provide airports, corporations, business owners, government employees and entities the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and expand hyper-locally through their region.  As a leading airport in the Southeast region, Tampa International Airport is one of Florida's most significant economic engines, with a total economic output of more than $7 billion. The airport and its tenants employ more than 7,500 people on the airport campus and support more than 81,000 jobs in the community. 

Whether you are an ACDBE, DBE, MBE or WBE firm interested in becoming an airport vendor or general opportunities you will find the information you need at this two-day event. For more information, to register or sponsor, please visit the event website


Krystal J. Brumfield 
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
AMAC Academy Webinar: Building Airports 101

April 11, 2019 | Online Webinar
Building Airports 101 online webinar will provide an overview of the business of airports from an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) perspective. Join experts from SKANSA and our strategic partners Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Federal Procurement Center for this insightful discussion!

AMAC Business Opportunity Summit

April 26 - 28, 2019 | Tampa, FL
The AMAC Business Opportunity Summit: Business by the Bay hosted by Tampa International Airport provides aviation leaders and entities the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and expand hyper-locally through the Southeast region.

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.

2019 AMAC Foundation Scholarships Are Now Available

The AMAC Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Each year students interested in pursuing aviation related careers who plan to attend or are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university seeking a major in one of our accepted disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Scholar Spotlight: Jade Bryant

"The meaning of the AMAC Foundation scholarship to me is a bridge to the future."

The AMAC Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to college students since 1998.

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For the second time in three years, LaTrelle's Management Corporation has won the Airport Experience News Award for the Best ACDBE Operator in US airports. 

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NGEN LLC Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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Stellar Partners, Inc. to Acquire Pacific Gateway Concessions

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Small Business Hiring Remained Flat in February, While Wage Growth Increased

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch continued to reflect signs of the tight labor market. At 98.93, the Small Business Jobs Index was unchanged in February. Hourly earnings growth improved once again from the previous month, up 2.5% ($0.66).