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 – Krystal J. Brumfield, CAG Holdings
  • Vice Chair - Jeanette Saunders, Jacobsen Daniels
  • Vice Chair -  Kelli Kelly, Kiewit
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony, Barnes, 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. The Committee conducts scheduled and impromptu engagement surveys and collaborates with stakeholders and other committees to create online content to engage and increase membership. Additionally, the 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 – Tonja Pastorelle, Pastorelle Marketing
  • 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. The Committee is responsible for the overall planning and oversight of AMAC conferences and regional meetings. This responsibility includes coordinating with the National Office to conduct the solicitation process for host cities and/or airports, negotiating agreements with the host city and/or airport, monitoring the execution of the agreements, collaborating with the host city or airport to plan each conference or meeting, overseeing the execution of the conference or meeting, and evaluating the success of the conference or meeting against Board objectives. The Committee is generally comprised of each Host Committee Chair of approved conferences or meetings, National Office staff representative(s), the AMAC Foundation Board representative(s), the Event Planner, and AMAC Board 2nd Vice Chair. The Committee Chair serves as the National Conference Chair for all AMAC Trade conferences and meetings.

  • Chair – Shannetta Griffin, Griffin Engineering Design
  • Vice Chair – Myrna White, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta 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 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 – Cassandra Bozeman, ONE Enterprise Group
  • Vice Chair – Clarence LeJeune, LeJeune & Associates
  • Vice Chair – Steve Pelham, Jacobs
  • 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 – Bridget Biagas, SP+
  • Vice Chair – Karen Ellis, San Antonio International Airport
  • Vice Chair – Cheryl Hawkins, Tampa International Airport
  • 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, (but 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 educating young professionals on the opportunities to growth within the industry. The committee is generally comprised of emerging leaders within the industry with at least one co-chair as a member of the AMAC Board.

  • Chair – Lauryn Mangum, Lauryn Ashley Management and Consulting
  • 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 & 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 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, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority
  • Vice Chair – Mareco Edwards, South River Law
  • Vice Chair - Gonzalo de la Melena, Jr., Emerging Airport Ventures
  • 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 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 – Robin Gibson, FRAPORT USA
  • 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 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 – Tosin Kasali, HMS Host
  • Vice Chair – Krystel Davis, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall International Airport
  • Vice Chair – Donna Stevenson, Early Morning Software, Inc.
  • Staff Liaison – Anthony Barnes, AMAC