The AMAC Airport Leadership Collective (ALC) consists of minority Airport CEOs and Directors who seek to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in employment at the Airport Director’s Level.

The ALC’s goals are to establish a community of support for minority airport professionals, leverage unified strength and influence to affect positive change for minorities in the industry, advise AMAC on strategies aimed at advancing minorities and collaborate with research institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to establish mentorship and internship opportunities for women and minority students.

With the unified strength and influence this group harnesses, the ALC is positioned to positively impact African Americans, women and people of color in all aspects of the airport and aviation industries. The ALC plans to launch strategies and initiatives that challenge professional and economic disparity in the field.

  • Chair – John Clark, SSP America
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC

Airport Director and CEO Participants

Ken Austin, formerly Tallahassee International Airport (TLH)
Balram Bheodari, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Thella Bowens, formerly San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Paul Brown, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN)
Cyrus Callum, Orlando Executive Airport (MCO)
Renato Camacho, Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)
John Clark, formerly Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Chris Curry, Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
Ben DeCosta, formerly Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Al Denson, formerly Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
Mario Diaz, George Bush Intercontinental Airport/William P. Hobby Airport (IAH/HOU)
Kevin Dolliole, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Deborah Flint, Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Bryant Francis, Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Charles Gates, formerly Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Cynthia Guidry, Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Huntley Lawrence, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (NY/NJ)
Lance Lyttle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Ron Mathieu, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
Perry Miller, Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Carl Newman, Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU)
Michael Pack, formerly Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Al Pollard, Martin State Airport (MTN)
Mario Rodriguez, Indianapolis International Airport Authority (IND)
Jesus Saenz, San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
Ricky Smith, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Miguel Southwell, formerly Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Marshall Taggart Jr., formerly Montgomery Airport (MGM)
Phillip Washington, Denver International Airport (DIA)
Thomas Winston, Toledo Express Airport (TOL)

Airport Commissioner and Board Participants

Earl Adams, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
Angela Gittens, formerly Airports Council International (ACI)
A. Bradley Mims, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
Dexter Samuels, formerly Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Warner Session, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)