The Nominations/Elections Committee is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Council's election process. This Committee is charged with preparing 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 shall conduct and manage the election process with oversight of the Board.


 

Central Region

Milan Patel

OHM Concession Group
Milan Patel oversees the growth of an ever-growing Concessions organization.  The  company owns and manages 60 restaurants in 13 Airports.  OHM is a two-time award recipient of the Best Airport DBE Operator in North America at the 2016 & 2018 Airport Revenue News Conference. Today, OHM is one of the most respected minority owned Airport Concessions operator. OHM employs over 900 associates.

Craig Scurato

Branch Keiser Saunders/BKS Benefits Advisor
Craig Scurato is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs running small and mid-sized businesses across the US. As the head of the Benefits Consulting practice at Leslie Saunders Insurance he has successfully designed and implementing benefit plans specifically to meet the unique challenges for the airport-based business. He has brought innovative health care concepts used by the largest corporations to the small and mid-sized marketplace.  His passion is to help companies provide meaningful benefits that provide access to high quality health care to the lowest paid members of the airport workforce.  Because of this leadership he was selected as a charter member of the Health Rosetta Institute’s Certified Benefit Advisor program in 2017. Leslie Saunders Insurance has been a proud AMAC member for over 20 years and Craig has been a member for 10 years.  In August 2018 Craig joined the team of BranchKeiserSaunders (BKS Benefits Advisors) to deploy the Airport Minority Advisory Council Health & Employee Benefits Plan.  Craig lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and 2 children.

Roger Spearman

A-1 Private Investigations
Roger Spearman, President of A-1 Private Investigations, is a retired Police Lieutenant with the University City Police Department, University City, Missouri, with 30 years' service.  He graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, in 1999, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Tarkio College.  He has a Master of Science Degree in Administration, and received training in Institutional Security at Forest Park Community College.  In addition, he received business training at the Tuck School, Dartmouth University. Spearman founded A-1 Private Investigations in 2001 and investigated more than 300 cases in the first decade of operation.  He has a current secret security clearance with the Department of Defense and is highly proficient in both management and protection services.

Great Lakes Region

Cassandra Bozeman

OTG
Cassandra Bozeman has the privilege and responsibility of helping OTG Management grow and expand in her role as Vice President of Global Business Development. Bozeman brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles to the position, with a primary focus on corporate real estate development. Prior to joining OTG, Bozeman was responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy’s International in North America, where she led and managed the request for proposal process for all airport, university, military, train station, travel plaza and hospital restaurants in the USA and Canada. Before joining Wendy’s International, Bozeman was responsible for development at Limited Brands where she helped grow the company’s Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Henri Bendel and Express stores. Cassandra is married to retired Army officer Anthony Bozeman; they have three adult children, Linder, Trent, and Travis. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. In addition to development, Cassandra enjoys mentoring and sponsoring women in aviation and real estate development. Her motto is simple, “How can I help to make you, it, and I better”?

Tonja Pastorelle

Pastorelle Marketing Group
Tonja has spent her entire career in airport concessions. She began serving in roles at O’Hare and Midway Airports in operations, marketing, specialty leasing, construction oversight and customer service. Tonja also spent nearly five years working for a direct food operator in marketing and product development. Her company, Pastorelle Marketing Group, has been in business for more than 12 years, focusing on three areas: 1) airport concessions business development consulting for brands and operators in food, retail and independent lounges; 2) airport proposal writing; and 3) ACDBE joint venture partnership to food and retail businesses in multiple airports. Pastorelle Marketing Group is a joint venture partner to InMotion Entertainment in Chicago’s O’Hare, Denver International and Newark International Airports. In Boston, PMG partners to operate Potbelly Sandwich Shops in Terminal B and is coming to C in 2020. She is also a proud partner with Midway Restaurant Development, another ACDBE operator, to license Garrett Popcorn Shop in Chicago’s O’Hare Terminal 5.

Northeast Region

Monir Saji

Bangel Groups Inc.
-30 years of diverse management experience -Operations and marketing experience at all levels -Hands-on owner/operator with ability to operate multiple units in high traffic environments -Expertise in financial planning, capital investment budgeting and pricing, strategic planning, business development and marketing analysis, recruiting, -training and management of interdisciplinary work teams

Northwest Region

Tricia Diamond

King County International Airport-Boeing Field
As Airport Administrator at King County International Airport-Boeing Field, Ms. Diamond supports building regional capacity support; providing exceptional customer service in equity sustainability and engagement for the Airport’s stakeholders . Supporting air carriers, tenants, FBOs, she ensures quality operations and supporting workforce development by sharing career pathways for K-20 education and those disengaged from the workforce to pursue airport careers. Ms. Diamond was an aerospace engineer, educator and educational administrator, before returning to aviation by joining KCIA-BFI in 2017. Fluent in English, Dutch and Afrikaans, Ms. Diamond has a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters of Education in Ed Leadership from Seattle University and is a doctoral candidate in Public and Non Profit Ed Leadership at Seattle University.

Dawn Hunter

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Dawn Hunter is the Senior Manager, Airport Dining and Retail at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac). Dawn’s primary responsibilities include the development and execution of the Airport Dining and Retail Master Plan, procurement of all new concessions, lease and agreement negotiations, day to day concessions management, and developing of new opportunities for small, local and disadvantage businesses. In addition Dawn serves as the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (ACDBELO) for SeaTac. Dawn was recruited by SeaTac two years ago. Dawn worked for the City of Los Angeles at Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) where she spent over 17 years. Dawn began her aviation career in Airport Security, at the Security Credentialing Office. After 4 years, Dawn transitions to her role as one of the Concessions Mangers at LAX. In her role, Dawn was involved in all aspects of the multibillion dollar Concession Re-development Program at LAX. Dawn earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology from Sonoma State University and a Master Public Administration (MPA) form National University in San Diego, CA.

Marques Warren

DBE Loans
Marques Warren is a 2nd generation ACDBE business owner at Warren's News & Gift, a Seattle concessions firm with a history dating back to 1994 when they commenced operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Over the last several years Marques has transformed his retail company into a niche concessions lender, DBE Loans, which finances ACDBE firms across the United States. Marques grew up in Seattle, WA and then attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a degree in Finance and Management. Marques has served on the AMAC Board as a Regional Director since 2013, and has identified capital limitations for ACDBEs as a key barrier to entry that he is committed to overcoming for the industry.

Secretary

Lynn Boccio

Avis Budget Group
In 1996, Lynn A. Boccio, Esq., joined what is now Avis Budget Group after a career as a trial lawyer. She developed, organized and implemented the company’s supplier diversity team at Avis Budget Group and oversees the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Compliance Program as well as the Corporate Supplier Diversity Program for Avis, Budget, Payless and Zipcar’s two hundred and forty corporate airport locations, in addition to the company’s corporate world headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey. Lynn is also a mentor for the Avis Budget Group’s Women in Leadership Group as well as Avis Budget Group’s diversity sales team which targets women and minority markets. Lynn is involved in several outreach activities designed to increase supplier diversity and community relations both nationally and in the New York Metropolitan Area. She is presently First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Airport Minority Advisory Council and the Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization. In addition, Lynn serves on the Board of Directors of The Billion Dollar Roundtable, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board for The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In July 2015, Lynn was selected by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce as a distinguished recipient of a 2015 Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame award. This national award honors individuals, companies, and organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and support in the success of women’s business enterprise initiatives. Lynn is an alumni of the Hofstra University School of Law Class of 1978.

Treasurer

Chris Adkins

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Christopher Adkins is currently the Assistant General Manager of the north side terminals (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) at LAX International Airport with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW). He is also the West Coast Lead of URW’s “The Network” program aimed at facilitating and elevating URW’s ACDBE partners. In 2009 Christopher joined Westfield where he enjoyed roles in Accounting, Finance and Operations. Prior to joining Westfield, Christopher attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated with an accounting degree.

Randy Hazelton

H&H Hospitality
Randy Hazelton is a founding partner of H&H Hospitality. Launched in 2008 with his first restaurant, Randy has led the business development of H&H Hospitality achieving continuous growth in Food & Beverage and expanding the company's business portfolio. He has the drive, dedication, and ambition to see projects to completion with enthusiasm. Under Randy’s leadership, H&H Hospitality has consistently achieved year-over-year growth as a multi-unit operator with a portfolio of local, regional, and nationally recognized brands. As a testament to his devotion to high standards, in 2017, the company received a “Restaurant of the Year” award in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Prior to founding H&H Hospitality, Randy worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation as a Regional Business Manager in its Professional B2B division. He also held various positions at General Mills in Product Category Management, Sales, Business Development and Territory Management. His leadership extends beyond the private sector, where he has served in numerous capacities with local and national organizations centered around civic and economic empowerment.

Second Vice-Chair

Kaven Swan

HOK
As Principal and Director of Business Development , Kaven is responsible for managing HOK’s global aviation and transportation practice for airport terminal programing ,planning, design and construction as well as transit development around heavy, light rail and commuter rail and people mover systems in and around airport developments. He is also a member of thel HOK Marketing Board and advisor to the Public Private Partnership Committee (P3).

Simeon Terry

Austin Commercial
Simeon is the Vice President of Diversity Affairs for Austin Commercial and has been in the construction industry for 28 years and managed diversity programs for 20 years. In his current role as Vice President, Mr. Terry oversees the companies Diversity and Inclusion program both internally and externally. This includes overseeing the cultural competency education, diversity compliance, affirmative action, recruiting/hiring, mentoring and business procurement diversity. In addition, developing and implementing strategic strategies that will maximize inclusion in the workforce diversity work space as well as in the supplier diversity work space. The role of diversity affairs is to ensure that equity, diversity and inclusion are considered at the highest levels of all decisions within the company and established as a core organizational value. Previously, Mr. Terry has held the positions of Director of Diversity and Diversity Program Manager for Austin Commercial over his 18 years with the company. Mr. Terry works hand in hand with many different departments within Austin including; accounting, legal, risk management, marketing & business development, operations and human resources. Prior to his career in construction Simeon worked as a manufacturing engineering for McDonnell Douglas in ST. Louis, MO building F-18 Hornet Airplanes for the Navy and as a Loss Control Regional Manager for Liberty Mutual. Mr. Terry holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA in Finance. He also holds a Master Compliance Administrator Certification (MCA) from Morgan State University.

 


 

Candidates AMAC Membership must be current as of June 5, 2019
Nominations Period May 22, 2019 through June 5, 2019
Board Approval of Slate of Candidates June 12, 2019
The 2019 Campaign Dates June 21 through July 31, 2019
Candidates Campaign Period Closes July 31, 2019
Electronic Voting Period August 1 through August 16, 2019
On-site Voting (Only If Needed to Reach Quorum) August 21, 2019
Auditor Ratify 2019 Elections August 22, 2019
Membership Ratify 2019 Board of Directors During Annual Meeting August 23, 2019

 

In order to run for office or vote in the 2019 election, you must be a voting member in good standing as an eligible voter defined below:

Eligible Voter

Is defined as an AMAC member in good standing (whose dues are current) and who is one of the following:

  • Corporate Representative Member (one of two votes)
  • Airport Representative Member (one of two votes)
  • M/W/DBE Business Member (one vote)
  • Individual Member (one vote)

Note: In order to vote your membership must be current as of July 31, 2019. 

Student Members do not currently have the privilege of voting in general meetings, nominating candidates for office, standing for office yourself or voting during the 2019 elections.