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.

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Aviation 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 – Dwight H. Pullen, Jr., DPR Construction
  • Vice Chair – Ebony Gaynor, E&S Consulting
  • Vice Chair – Kelli Kelly, Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers
  • Vice Chair – Jeanette Saunders, Jacobsen|Daniels
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC
Chapters Development

The Chapters Development Committee is responsible for coordinating with the AMAC National Office a plan of action to introduce and expand local AMAC chapters.

  • Chair – Justina Mann, Houston Airport System
  • Vice Chair – Michael E.Washington, Palazzo Concessions
  • Vice Chair – Herlinda Bradley,  Federal Aviation Administration
  • Vice Chair – Kimberly Sutton, Port of Portland
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC
Communications

The Communications Committee advises the Board and guides the National Office on marketing, media relations, publicity and general communications. The Committee provides guidance to the National Office in developing, implementing and executing communications strategies for the AMAC, including overall messaging, monitoring and branding for website, social media, print publications, information sharing processes and engagements between the AMAC national office, members and stakeholders. This committee conducts scheduled and impromptu engagement surveys and collaborates with stakeholders and other committees to create online content to engage and increase membership. Additionally, this committee supports the National Office with regularly updating and publicizing information about AMAC events and activities, member highlights, leadership, industry news and world events.

  • Chair – Bridgett Biagas, Hudson
  • Vice Chair – Carla Chambers, The Nelson Ideation Group
  • Vice Chair – Annette Fisher, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Vice Chair – Siobhan Higgins, 1030 Media
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC
Conference Planning

The Conference Planning Committee advises the Board and guides the National Office on all conferences and regional meetings. This committee is responsible for the overall planning and management of AMAC conferences and regional meetings including: coordinating with the National Office to conduct the solicitation process for host cities/airports; negotiating host city/airport agreements; monitoring the execution of the agreements; collaborating with the host city/airport to plan each conference or meeting; overseeing the conference/meeting execution and evaluating the conference/meeting success against Board objectives. This committee is generally comprised of the Host Conference/Meeting Committee Chair(s), National Office, AMAC Board Second-Vice Chair, AMAC Foundation Board members and event planner. The Conference Planning Committee Chair serves as the National Chair for all AMAC Trade conferences and meetings.

  • Chair – Karen W. Ellis, San Antonio International Airport
  • Vice Chair – Matt Evans, San Antonio International Airport
  • Vice Chair – Tammi Morgan, Chicago Division of Aviation
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC
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 AMAC. In addition, the Corporate Development Committee Chair 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 – Alicia M. Ivey, Goldbergs Concessions Corporation
  • Vice Chair – Manik Arora, Arora Engineers
  • Vice Chair – Clarence LeJeune, LeJeune & Associates
  • Vice Chair – Daryl Parks, Canopy Hospitality Group
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC
Elections and Nominations

The Elections and Nominations Committee is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the election process. This committee prepares a slate of nominees for each of the Board vacancies, which is circulated in writing to all voting AMAC members in good standing no less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the published election dates. The Elections and Nominations Committee also develops electronic voting procedures and makes all preparations for balloting and the election of Board members. This committee conducts and manages the election process with oversight by the Board. Please review Articles IV, V and VII of the AMAC By-Laws if you are considering running for office or voting for an AMAC member in good standing to run for office.

  • Chair – Nick Ryan, RS&H
  • Vice Chair – Raven Berry, Maryland Aviation Administration
  • Vice Chair – Traci Clark, Allegheny County Airport Authority
  • Staff Liaison – Chermaina Roundtree, AMAC
Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Committee advises the Board on strategies aimed at developing and enabling emerging leaders in the aviation industry. An emerging leader is an individual under the age of 40 (at least 19 years of age), who has a desire to develop and advance in their career to a position of greater influence and leadership within the aviation industry. The mission and goals of the Emerging Leaders Committee is to organize young professionals in the aviation industry by providing a platform for direct engagement, grow AMAC membership through engaging with non-aviation industry young professionals and educate young professionals on the growth opportunities within the industry. The committee is generally comprised of emerging leaders within the industry and at least one AMAC Board member as the Co-Chair.

  • Chair – Lauryn Mangum Reed, Servy
  • Vice Chair – Jose Cuevas, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Vice Chair – Mori Russell, Concessions International
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC
Finance

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 and 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 – William Swift, Business Traveler Services, Inc. and Swift Services, Inc.
  • Vice Chair – Randy Hazelton, H&H Hospitality
  • Staff Liaison – Jovan Goldstein, AMAC
Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee is charged with monitoring, recommending, preparing and presenting AMAC's positions on legislative and policy matters pertaining to federal, state and local government. This committee establishes AMAC's legislative agenda and plans AMAC's annual congressional meetings in Washington, DC. Members of this committee are the AMAC Board First Vice-Chairperson and Second Vice-Chairperson, Government Affairs Committee Chair and AMAC members in good standing.

  • Chair – Farad Ali, Asociar
  • Vice Chair – Karen Barbour, The Barbour Group
  • Vice Chair – Gonzalo de la Melena, Jr., Emerging Airport Ventures
  • Vice Chair – Andre Titus, Marketplace Development
  • Staff Liaison – Rod Hall and William A. Kirk, K&L Gates
Governance and Performance Management

The Governance and Performance Management 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 Performance 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 – Robin Gibson, FRAPORT USA
  • Vice Chair – Hezekiah Harris, CMTS LLC
  • Vice Chair – J. Goodwille Pierre, Goodwille Pierre LLC/The Pierre Firm PLLC
  • Vice Chair – Milan Patel, OHM Concessions
  • Staff Liaison – Mareco Edwards, AMAC
Membership

The Membership Committee is responsible for AMAC'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 – Tosin Kasali, HMSHost
  • Vice Chair – Rosa Beckett, FRAPORT
  • Vice Chair – Krystel Davis, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall International Airport
  • Vice Chair – Cynthia Rumph, Fashion Spa House
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC