Our committees play a critical role in the execution of AMAC’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Our goal is for each committee to be representative of our membership and include members from various functions and backgrounds.




The Communications committee develops, updates and monitors AMAC's information sharing processes between AMAC members and stakeholders. These metrics include and are not limited to communications policies, social networking accounts, electronic discussion groups, e-marketing, advertising, collateral and alternative media. Additionally, the committee is responsible for regularly updating and marketing information about AMAC activities, member highlights, leadership, industry news and world events.


  • Chair – Rhonda Arnold, Houston Airport System
  • Vice Chair – Tonja Pastorelle, Pastorelle Marketing


Corporate Development

The Corporate Development Committee advises the AMAC Board Chair on matters related to fundraising from public and private sources and helps to secure critical financial resources for the Council. In addition, the chair of this committee ensures that its activities are aligned with the Strategic Plan and other committees’ goals and objectives, particularly concerning strategies and initiatives for revenue generation and developing and nurturing corporate relationships.


  • Chair - Vacant
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC

Elections and Nominations

The Nominations/Elections Committee is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the election process. This committee prepares a slate of nominees for each of the vacancies on the Board of Directors, which it shall circulate in writing to all voting members of the Council in good standing not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the published election dates. The Nominations/Elections Committee shall also develop electronic voting procedures and make all preparations for balloting and the election of persons to serve on the Board of Directors. The Committee conducts and manage the election process with oversight of the Board. Please review Articles IV, V and VII of the AMAC Bylaws if you are considering running for office or considering nominating a voting AMAC member in good standing to run for office.


  • Chair – Simeon Terry, Austin Commercial
  • Vice Chair – Cheryl Hawkins, Tampa International Airport
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC


The Finance Committee is chaired by the Treasurer and guides the organization’s fiscal accountability through budgeting and expense planning. Other members of this committee are the First & Second Vice-Chairs of the board. The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing the annual budget, and for making recommendations and addressing issues relative to all AMAC financial policies. Other committee members must be approved by the Board.


  • Chair – Randy Hazelton, H&H Hospitality
  • Staff Liaison – Jovan Goldstein, AMAC


  • Lynn Boccio, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport
  • John Clark, SSP America
  • William “Bill” Swift, Business Traveler Services, Inc. and Swift Services, Inc.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee is charged with monitoring, recommending, preparing and presenting the Council's positions on legislative and policy matters pertaining to Federal, state and local government. This committee establishes the Council’s legislative agenda and plans the coordinates the Council's annual Congressional meetings in Washington, DC. Members of this committee are the First Vice-Chairperson, the Second Vice-Chairperson, the Government Affairs Committee chair, and volunteer Members of the Council in good standing.


  • Chair – Farad Ali, National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Vice-Chair – Corliss Stone-Littles, Corliss Stone-Littles, LLC
  • Staff Liaisons – Rod Hall and William A. Kirk, K&L Gates


  • Earl Adams - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Janet Allison - CBI
  • Rhonda Arnold, Houston Airport System
  • Heather Barry, SSP America
  • Michael Bell - Birmingham Airport Authority
  • Leslie Bensen, Departure Media Advertising
  • L. Bernard, JMAA Solutions
  • Megan Bhat, Logistic Solutions
  • Bairam Bheodari, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Lynn Boccio, Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Scott Brockman, Memphis International Airport
  • Alina Cabral, Port of Seattle
  • J. Clark, Wayne County Airport Authority
  • John Clark, SSP America
  • Irma Clark-Coleman - Wayne County Airport Authority
  • Duane Cooper - Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  • Darryl Daniels, Jacobsen|Daniels
  • Cleve Dunn - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
  • Mareco Edwards, South River Law Partners
  • Caroline Elerson, Green Clay
  • Bryant Francis, Port of Oakland
  • Pamela Garvie, K&L Gates
  • Shannetta Griffin, Columbus Regional Airport
  • Holli Harrington, Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Hosea Haywood - Computerized Auto Search
  • Keith Haywood - FDY, Inc.
  • Kevin Holt, H&H Hospitality
  • Andrew Jenkins, AJA Services
  • Jarod Klaas, Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Al Limaye, Logistic Solutions
  • Jason McElmore, Houston Airport System
  • Gonzalo de la Melena, Emerging Airport Ventures
  • Luis Navarro, Port of Seattle
  • Tonja Pastorelle, Pastorelle Marketing Group
  • Goodwille Pierre, Goodwille Pierre
  • Dennis Potter, K&L Gates
  • Monir Saji, Bangel Groups Inc.
  • Susan Sankar, Logistic Solutions
  • Warner Session, Session Law Firm
  • Ricky Smith, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Roger Spearman, A-1 Private Investigations
  • Corliss Stone-Littles, Corliss Stone-Littles, LLC
  • Simeon Terry, Austin Commercial
  • Mario Trevino, Innovative Strategies
  • Walter Vinson, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Joe Waller, Pacific Gateway Solutions
  • Marques Warren, DBE Loans
  • Susan Wendt, Wendt Pro
  • Nancy West, Exstare Federal Services Group, LLC
  • Sharron Williams, Messer


Governance and Ethics

The Governance and Ethics Committee is responsible for overseeing overall performance metrics, measure the quality of performance of the board, and of individual board members. Additionally, the Governance and Ethics Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Board for approval the Codes of Conduct and Standards of Conduct that apply to Directors and employees of the Council; is responsible for interpreting, clarifying, and disseminating the By-Laws to the membership, as well as for ensuring that proposed amendments to the By-Laws are consistent with the AMAC Articles of Incorporation and Strategic Plan. This Committee is charged with considering proposed amendments to the By-Laws, making recommendations to the Board on proposed amendments, and preparing and presenting amendments to the Board of Directors for approval and adoption by the Members of the Council.


  • Chair – Maria Martinez, Dine Brands
  • Staff Liaison – Mareco Edwards, AMAC


  • Stella Albright, Albright International, Inc.
  • Lance Lyttle – Port of Seattle
  • Iris Messina, HMSHost
  • Mario Trevino, Innovative Strategies, Inc.
  • Michael Washington, Palazzo Concessions/Hospitality

The Membership Committee is responsible for the Council’s membership initiatives. Its specific responsibilities are establishing the annual membership drive, validating the organization’s membership list, monitoring and overseeing membership activities (such as solicitations, renewals and delinquencies).


  • Chair - Bill Swift, Business Traveler Services, Inc. and Swift Services, Inc.
  • Vice Chair – Mori Russell, Concessions International
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC


  • Rhonda Arnold, City of Houston
  • Lori M. Ballard, Ballard Associates, LLC
  • Jackie Fries, Americo
  • Ebon Sean Glenn, AIMHIGH ESG LLC
  • Sarah Imberman, S. Levy Foods, LLC
  • Deven Judd, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Jessica Maimon, Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • Tonja R Pastorelle, Pastorelle Marketing Group
  • Mori Russell, Concessions International
  • Monir Saji, Bangel Groups Inc.
  • Roger Spearman, -1 Private Investigations, LLC
  • William "Bill" Swift, Business Traveler Services, Inc. / Swift Services, Inc.
  • Marques Warren, DBE Loans
  • Erin Zwiercan, Jack Duggan's PHL Inc.

Professional Development

The Aviation Professional Development Committee is responsible for developing and implementing AMAC's efforts to promote employment diversity in the airport industry, inclusive of all levels of airport management and operations. In accomplishing its tasks, this Committee is responsible for AMAC's outreach efforts to build a pipeline of candidates for senior and executive leadership roles in our nation’s airports. The outreach efforts include planning, developing, and implementing programs aimed at enhancing opportunities for professional development, and working closely with other trade associations to increase candidate visibility and readiness in preparation for leadership roles in airports.

The strategic runways of the Professional Development Committee are:

Runway 1: Develop innovative and independent research materials regarding the hiring practices of senior and executive level opportunities.

Runway 2: Develop a clearinghouse for senior and executive level career opportunities.

Runway 3: Develop a strategy that allows for the continuing identification of candidates seeking high level careers in airports.

Runway 4: Develop a certification program which allows for the full development of potential airport executives.

Runway 5: Develop an Executive Search program designed to provide mentorship to those seeking senior and executive level careers at airports.


  • Chair - Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Staff Liaison - Mareco Edwards, AMAC