Krystal J. BrumfieldPresident & CEO
Krystal J. Brumfield serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Brumfield previously held the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. During her tenure, she was responsible for providing leadership to the Chamber's overall strategic planning process and implementing new programmatic initiatives. She was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget. She was also heavily involved in fundraising and planning major events for the organization.
Ms. Brumfield has worked as the Tax and Procurement Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, chaired by former Senator Mary Landrieu. Brumfield used innovative ideas, political savvy and business acumen to lead the Committee's tax and contracting legislative agenda as well as vet nominees to the Small Business Administration.
Brumfield graduated from Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, earned a Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center, and obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Shahara Anderson-DavisCommunications & Event Manager
Shahara Anderson-Davis is a brand development and management professional who has held positions at the 11th Street Bridge Park and DC Chamber of Commerce. She is a proud alumnus of Temple University where she obtained a B.B.A in International Business Administration and has studied abroad in Argentina and Vietnam. She has developed transferable skills as she continues her professional career focusing in strategic communications strategies and stakeholder engagement in her hometown - the nation's capital.
Anthony W. BarnesBusiness Development & Member Services Director
Anthony Barnes joined the AMAC team in January 2015. He has previously worked in fundraising at Doctors Community Hospital, a non-profit hospital in Lanham, MD. Prior to Doctors Community Hospital, Anthony worked in fundraising and member relations at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Alexandria, VA. Anthony received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. He also received a Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD, concentrating in Public Policy.
Bridget BiagasPrograms Director
Bridget Biagas joins AMAC from Avis Budget Group (ABG) wherein she held the position of Director of Area Properties. Bridget was responsible for negotiating agreements on behalf of Avis and representing Avis' interests with airports. Prior to joining ABG, Bridget was an attorney advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration and provided written opinions with regards to guaranty obligations, determined franchise eligibility for loans, and reviewed collateral sufficiency. Bridget holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and earned a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center.
Kendrick DandridgeSpecial Assistant to the President & CEO
Kendrick Dandridge is an analytical strategic thinker and communicator with proven ability to provide support to C-Suite leaders. With an accounting background and International experience, Kendrick supports the assessment and improvement of financial effectiveness and maximizing marketing and public relations initiatives. Kendrick is skilled at building consensus among stakeholders and partners including board members, elected officials, constituents, organized labor, community partnerships and advocacy groups. Kendrick is a native of Memphis, TN and received his B.A in Finance and Accounting at Oakwood University. He has also studied abroad and lived in Argentina and Spain.
Mareco Edwards, Esq.General Counsel
Mareco is a licensed attorney and experienced risk manager with more than 25 years of experience in solving problems and moving business forward. He is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in finance and a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Terri FriersonProgram Manager, AMAC Foundation
Terri Frierson is Managing Principal of Palladium Holdings, a woman owned company, that is a comprehensive strategic business advisory and operations improvement firm. Most of Terri’s 25+ year career has been spent in corporate administration, project management and process and logistics improvement. In her role, Terri currently serves as Program Manager for AMAC Foundation which develops educational programs, scholarship and mentorship opportunities, and shares information to support aviation and airport industry professionals, from college students beginning their careers to seasoned professionals.
Jovan Goldstein is founder and Managing Principal of JT Goldstein, LLC, a Certified Public Accounting Firm (“CPA”), based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jovan is in charge of the firm’s Audit & Assurance and Tax Departments. He serves as an Engagement Partner and business advisor to the firm’s clients and provides leadership on various audit, tax, CFO advisory and technical engagements. Jovan has over 15 years of certified public accounting experience and prior to creating his own firm was a partner in a regional size firm.
Jessica MaimonMembership Coordinator
Jessica Maimon is the newest member of the AMAC team and has come on board to serve as our Membership Coordinator. She is a native Washingtonian who graduated from James Madison University with a Business degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, along with a second degree in Spanish language. She has 10 years of membership and meetings experience working in associations of varying size and industry representation, the most recent being the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), both located in Northern Virginia.
Erik Sams is a talented and highly self-motivated Graphic/ Web Designer with extensive experience in print design, multimedia, marketing and web development. He possesses exceptional collaborative, interpersonal, written and verbal skills. He is accustomed to performing in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget and design requirements. His 14-year track record demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills, computer proficiency and the ability to follow through with projects from inception to completion.