Catalyst Awards

Catalyst – A person or thing whose talk, enthusiasm or energy causes a change.

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.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Airport Design Innovation and Inclusion Award: This award honors an airport or corporation that has demonstrated creativity and originality in its project design; met or exceeded DBE and MWBE participation goals over a period of not less than two years in an architectural, engineering, or construction project; and is an active member who acknowledges the value and purpose of AMAC participates in AMAC’s programs, webinars, and events.

Airport Concessions Innovation and Inclusion Award: This award honors an airport or corporation whose concessions program has shown commitment, creativity and/or originality in its efforts to achieve and exceed their ACDBE goal over a period of not less than two years and is an active member who acknowledges the value and purpose of AMAC participates in AMAC’s programs, webinars, and events.

AMAC Advocate of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an diversity inclusion advocate and active AMAC member.

Small Business Partner Award: This award honors a certified and/or designated small business that has demonstrated support of AMAC’s mission and goals and has made a significant impact on their community and workforce. The recipient should also be an active member.

AMAC Airport of the Year Award: This award honors an airport for significant contributions toward the realization of DBE, ACDBE or EEO goals within an airport (e.g. program implementation, new program initiatives to foster growth and development of DBEs or encourage employment, research, litigation, etc.) in support of diversity inclusion.

Hall of Fame Award: This award honors an individual(s), who have demonstrated sustainable and profound contributions to the aviation industry and exhibited a positive impact on diversity inclusion within the industry. This individual(s) has provided continuous support of AMAC’s mission and goals, as well as the growth and development of aviation diversity.

AMAC Inclusive Leader Award: This award honors a corporation that has demonstrated diversity inclusion within its corporate structure of procurement and employment. Nominees are viewed within the industry as a leader for supplier diversity, best practices and fostering business capacity with its diverse partners. Nominees should be an active member who demonstrates support of AMAC’s goals and mission.

 

SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm (ET) on May 16, 2019 to Chermaina Roundtree at croundtree@amac-org.com. Any AMAC member in good standing may nominate an individual or an organization.

Selection Process: AMAC has designated a Chair and an Awards Committee with responsibility to manage the Catalyst Awards program to:

  •  Evaluate nominations
  • Confirm nominees meet award criteria
  • Make final recommendations to the Board of Directors
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2019 AWARD WINNERS

Airport Design Innovation and Inclusion Award – Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Small Business Partner – Newburns Management Group LLC
Airport Concessions Innovation and Inclusion Award – Orlando International Airport
AMAC Advocate of the Year Award – Lauryn Mangum, Stellar Partners Inc.
AMAC Airport of the Year – Tampa International Airport
AMAC Hall of Fame Award – Joe Lyons, DFS Group
AMAC Hall of Fame Award – Bettye Dixon, Concourse Concessions
AMAC Hall of Fame Award – Clarence Daniels, CMS Hospitality
AMAC Inclusive Leader Award – The Hudson Group
Local Small Business Champion Award – Michael Lawson
President's Award – Brison Hardin, Concourse Concessions
Chairman's Award – Ann McNeill, MCO Construction & Services, Inc.
AMAC Conference Founding Member Award – Leon Watkins, Posthumously Awarded
AMAC Conference Founding Member Award – Audrey Simmons, Retired
AMAC Conference Founding Member Award – Esterlene Lewis, Retired
AMAC Conference Founding Member Award – Clark Sharpe, Shellis Management Services

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Airport Concessions Innovation and Inclusion Award – Fraport USA

Airport Design and Inclusion Award – Austin Commercial

Small Business Partner Award – Barbara Oliver, MBE Magazine

Advocate of The Year – Raymond Christy, Salt Lake City International Airport

Inclusive Leader Award – Stellar Partners

Airport of The Year Award – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Hall of Fame Award – Jon Mathiasen, Richmond International Airport

President’s Award – Jack Thomas, St. Louis County Government

Local Small Business Champion – Eddie Rye

Chairman’s Awards – Lance Lyttle and The Port of Seattle