SPEAKERS

Farad Ali

Farad Ali

Board Chair, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Board of Directors

    Rhonda Arnold

    Rhonda Arnold

    Conference Host, Local Conference Chair

    Chief Municipal & Community Affairs Officer, Houston Airport System

      Tony Arps

      Tony Arps

      Project Director, U.S. DOT Gulf Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)

        Leslie Bensen

        Leslie Bensen

        CEO, Departure Media

          Elliot Black

          Elliot Black

          Keynote Speaker

          Director, Office of Airport Planning & Programming, Federal Aviation Administration

            Samuel Brooks

            Samuel Brooks

            DBE Appeals Team, U.S. Department of Transportation

              Krystal Brumfield

              Krystal Brumfield

              President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

                Mario Diaz

                Mario Diaz

                Conference Host

                Director of Aviation, Houston Airport System

                  Kent Dussom

                  Kent Dussom

                  Senior Project Manager – P3 Technical Advisor, AECOM

                    Michael Freilich

                    Michael Freilich

                    Director, National External Operations Program, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Aviation Administraiton

                      Nicholas Giles

                      Nicholas Giles

                      Equal Opportunity Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration

                        Dale Greig

                        Dale Greig

                        SureTec, Vice President Business Development

                          Shannetta Griffin

                          Shannetta Griffin

                          National Conference Chair

                          Senior Director of Planning & Development, Indianapolis Airport Authority

                            Rosalie Hornbuckle

                            Rosalie Hornbuckle

                            Chief Human Resources Officer, Philadelphia International Airport

                              Dr. Bernard Harris

                              Dr. Bernard Harris

                              Keynote Speaker

                              Former NASA Astronaut

                                Dolores Leyva

                                Dolores Leyva

                                DBE Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration

                                  Jonathan Martin

                                  Jonathan Martin

                                  News Anchor, FOX 26

                                    Jason McLemore

                                    Jason McLemore

                                    Conference Host

                                    Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Business Opportunity, Houston Airport System

                                      Leland Melvin

                                      Leland Melvin

                                      Keynote Speaker

                                      American Engineer & former NASA Astronaut

                                        Dr. Steve Nakana

                                        Dr. Steve Nakana

                                        Social Equity Manager, Port of Portland

                                          Marc Pentino

                                          Marc Pentino

                                          Acting Associate Director, External Civil Rights Programs, U.S. Department of Transportation

                                            Charlene Reynolds

                                            Charlene Reynolds

                                            CEO of Creative Insurance Concepts, Inc. (CIC)

                                              Gene Roth

                                              Gene Roth

                                              DBE & ACDBE Compliance Program National Team Lead, Federal Aviation Administration

                                                Roger Schwandtner

                                                Roger Schwandtner

                                                Business Development & Managing Partner, Creative Food Group LLC

                                                  Michael K. Tucker

                                                  Michael K. Tucker

                                                  Conference Title Sponsor

                                                  Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Avis Budget Group

                                                    Rory Verrett

                                                    Rory Verrett

                                                    Keynote Speaker

                                                    Managing Partner, Protégé Search

                                                      Harnetta Williams

                                                      Harnetta Williams

                                                      Director for National Policy & Compliance, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Aviation Administration

                                                        Nancy Zbozny

                                                        Nancy Zbozny

                                                        Financial Products Underwriter & Commercial Surety, Great American Insurance Group

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                                                          HONOREES

                                                          We’re proud to be honoring the trailblazers portrayed in the award-winning film Hidden Figures at our Hidden Figures Jazz Brunch.