March 20, 2018

Location: K&L Gates, LLP (1601 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006)

9:00 am - 11:00 am Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Opening Luncheon: DBEs: Economic Catalysts for America’s Communities

Welcome Remarks
• Farad Ali, Board of Directors Chair, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
• Susan Wendt, Board of Directors, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

Introduction of Speaker
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

Opening Remarks
• Charles E. James Sr., Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Civil Rights

Introduction of Keynote Speaker
• Darryl Daniels, Chair, Airport Minority Advisory Council Political Action Committee (AMAC PAC)

Keynote Speaker
• Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)
(Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation)

Transitioning Remarks
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Policy Update Panel I: Eliminating Barriers to Small Business Success
• Wilbur Barham, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Civil Rights
• Khem Sharma, Chief of Office of Size Standards, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
• Charles E. James Sr., Director, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Civil Rights
• Dr. Thomas "Danny" Boston, CEO, EuQuant, Inc.
• Q&A

Transitioning Remarks
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AMAC PAC Reception, 9th Floor

March 21, 2018

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (First Street NE, Senate Room 209-08 Washington, DC 20515)

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration (cont.) & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am Welcome Remarks
• Farad Ali, Board of Directors Chair, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
9:00 am - 9:30 am MOU Signing
• Edith J. McCloud, Acting National Director, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
9:00 am - 11:00 am Congressional Drop-Ins (Various House & Senate Members)
 9:00 am - 10:00 am The Future of Airport Funding and Implications for My Business
• Winsome Lenfert, Acting Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Airports
• Erik Hansen, Vice President of Government Relations, U.S. Travel Association
10:00 am - 10:20 am  AMAC 2018 Legislative Priorities Overview
• Krystal Brumfield, President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Art of the Hill Visit
Moderator: Susan Wendt, Board of Directors, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

  • Former Congressman and Secretary of the Army John McHugh
  • Former Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AMAC Hill Visits
 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AMAC Member Meet & Greet at 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002)

As a reminder, there is no place on the Capitol Hill campus for attendees to store their luggage and other personal effects.