Connections – June 7, 2017

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message from the president


Dear Members and Friends:
As we embark upon graduation season, I remember walking across the stage at the FG Clark Activity Center at Southern University 10 years ago to receive my Juris Doctorate. As the first in my family to receive a professional degree, I ignited the desire for others to follow my footsteps. I am proud to say that now we have a line of lawyers, a medical doctor and a soon to be dentist.

However, my dream of becoming a lawyer started as a high school freshman. This dream became a reality only because of the financial assistance I received from organizations like AMAC when I entered college.

Today we live in a world where too often family circumstances and society reminds our young people that a college education is a distant dream. Help us educate more minorities and women by donating $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give. 

All donations to the AMAC Foundation and sponsorships of AMAC Foundation events are tax deductible. Join our efforts to support students who aspire to become professionals in the aviation industry.

It is critical now more than ever that we propel the youth - our future - to chase their dream.


Thank you,


Krystal J. Brumfield
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

Upcoming Events

Hidden Figures Jazz Brunch @ the Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: The Magic of Flight




Airport Open House for Vendors 

Hear about the San Francisco's new Financials and Procurement System, register your single POC if you haven't already and learn about training before the new system goes live July 3. You can also register your POC online here.
At the Open House, representatives from the City's Financial System Project (F$P) and the Office of Contract Administration (OCA) will be available. Representatives from the City's Contract Monitoring Division (CMD) will also be present to advise Local Business Enterprise vendors about changes with the new system. RSVP to 

SFO-F$ for the open house.
San Francisco International Terminal Training Center 
Friday, June 9, 2017
9 am - 1 pm



Pre-Conference Training @ the Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: The Magic of Flight

We are once again offering professional development training of DBE, ACDBE and UCP certifying professionals as a "pre-conference" activity. Classes will be presented by M. Denise Bailey and Lavon Chancy JD, CPA of Milligan & Company, LLC.
  • Day 1 will focus on certification and will include Financial/Tax Analysis for DBE/ACDBE Certifiers
  • Day 2 will focus on Administering DBE/ACDBE Programs
When registering you may choose to register ONLY for the pre-conference training or select it as an a la carte item in the "Conference Extras" section of your full conference registration. For more information please call 215.496.9100 or email

Marriott Marquis Houston
Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Business Matchmaking @ the Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: The Magic of Flight

You're invited to participate in AMAC's Business Matchmaking: Upgrade Your Business to First Class! There is no additional charge for this event and it is part of the added value for Full Conference or Monday Only registration.
This event will match buyers to sellers, foster an environment to establish a platform and create a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties to succeed and prosper.
Marriott Marquis Houston
Monday, June 19, 2017 
7:45 am - 10:30 am


Stakeholder Consultation and Business Opportunity Forum

This is your opportunity to share your feedback on Richmond International Airport's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation before the Commission submits its proposed 2018-2020 DBE goal for the Richmond International Airport to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Richmond International Airport
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
10 am - 2 pm

foundation focus


Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament



membership corner

George Bush Intercontinental Airport Completes Revamp of Retail / F&B Offerings 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) has complted an ambitious new restaurant and retail program executed by the Houston Airport System, United Airlines, and dining and retail partners.

Hudson Group Announces $3M in Customer Phone Card Donations to Military Service

Hudson Group announced today a special milestone of more than $3M in customer donations of phone cards to U.S. military personnel. The pre-activated AT&T cards, sold in Hudson and Hudson News stores nationwide, allow troops to call home to their families and friends, and connect to the Internet for free.

Avis Budget Group Recognized as a 'Value Champion' by the Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) named Avis Budget Group a 2017 ACC Value Champion. The company's Legal Department earned the accolade for its Legal Transformation Program, which harnessed technology and created a legal operations model that drove efficiency throughout the organization and realized significant savings on its annual legal spend.

It's Time to Renew Your AMAC Membership

Your membership helps advance ours mission to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation industry - giving you exclusive access to a host of valuable benefits and resources including:

  • Professional Development, Educational Conferences and Regional Forums
  • Contractor Referral, Business Matchmaking
  • Access to Post Opportunities to AMAC's Bid Board and Online Career Center
  • Networking Opportunities; Strategic Partnerships
  • Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
  • Timely Members-Only Industry Communications
  • Membership Directory Access and Listing
  • Associate Membership for Member Company's Employees


Renew your AMAC membership today by completing the online application.

Click here to make an online payment, you will be taken to your membership renewal record. On the bottom right side of the page, you should select "Change Your Membership" under the "Actions" section. A verification link may be sent to the email address on file to validate your identity. Click on the link in the email titled "Registration Access" to make your online payment and/or edit your registration record.

Thank you for your membership! We look forward to continued collaboration with you this year.

Access Your New Prescription Drug Savings Card Today 

We're happy to present you with a new member benefit - a WellCardRx prescription drug savings card for each of our members. You can use it by printing the card or simply downloading the app for your smartphone.
Whether you have insurance or not, this prescription discount card can be beneficial, especially if you have a high deductible to pay on your insurance plan. It's not insurance, but it can give you significant savings on your prescriptions and more. Your WellCardRx discount card features:
  • Instant savings on most prescription drugs
  • Access to more than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide
  • All family members can use the card
  • No limits and no expiration date
  • No pre-existing condition exclusions
  • Bonus savings on dental and hearing care
To take advantage of this new benefit, get your card here:

For more information, click here or contact Tom Wyss at or 804.273.9797 x2000. 



aviation news

American Airlines Pledges to Invest $1.6B On Upgrading Its LAX Terminals

American Airlines is set to invest more than $1.6 billion on "dramatically improving" Terminals 4 and 5 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) over the next 15 years.

Read More.


BrisbaneBrisbane to Introduce Australia's Largest Fleet of Electric Buses 

Brisbane Airport is to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development by rolling out Australia's biggest fleet of electric buses.



IATAGovernments Need to Support Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 73rd Annual General Meeting approved a resolution calling for governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). 

JobsTaxiway Extension Could Boost Development, Jobs

A project taking shape at Piedmont Triad International Airport could produce new job and business opportunities for workers and companies across the region.

legislative update

Donald Trump: Privatize Air-Traffic Ops

President Donald Trump is pushing to shift operation of the U.S. air traffic system to a private, nonprofit corporation -- a move he said would modernize outdated technology and air travel.
The plan drew immediate support from most airlines, but faces stiff opposition from private aviation groups and in Congress


jobs/BIDS board

The AMAC Job/Bid Board is a nationwide listing of active upcoming job openings and bid opportunities across the country. If you represent a government, public or private organization that would like to post opportunities, click here or contact us at