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)

        Heather Barry

        Heather Barry

        Board Chair, Airport Minority Council (AMAC) Foundation

          Leslie Bensen

          Leslie Bensen

          CEO, Departure Media

            Elliot Black

            Elliot Black

            Keynote Speaker

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

              Bob Bouta

              Bob Bouta

              Conference Title Sponsor

              Properties & Facilities Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group, Inc.

                Thella Bowens

                Thella Bowens

                Keynote Speaker

                Retired, San Diego International Airport

                  Joanne Brooks

                  Joanne Brooks

                  Vice President & Counsel, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America

                    Samuel Brooks

                    Samuel Brooks

                    DBE Appeals Team, U.S. Department of Transportation

                      Krystal Brumfield

                      Krystal Brumfield

                      President & CEO, Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

                        Adrianna Clark

                        Adrianna Clark

                        SE Region Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Southeast Region Field, U.S. Department of Transportation

                          Tracey Lawrence Collins

                          Tracey Lawrence Collins

                          President, Heis Surety and Insurance Services

                            Al Denson

                            Al Denson

                            President & CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority

                              Nicole Dial

                              Nicole Dial

                              Managing Partner, Concord 10 Concessions, LLC

                                Mario Diaz

                                Mario Diaz

                                Conference Host

                                Director of Aviation, Houston Airport System

                                  Kent Dussom

                                  Kent Dussom

                                  Senior Project Manager – P3 Technical Advisor, AECOM

                                    Carolyn Ellison

                                    Carolyn Ellison

                                    Marketing/Community & Citizenship Director, Turner Construction Company

                                      Ron Evans

                                      Ron Evans

                                      Deputy Procurement Director for Supplier Diversity and Outreach Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO), Wayne County Airport Author

                                        Bryant Francis

                                        Bryant Francis

                                        Director of Aviation, Oakland International Airport

                                          Esther Francis

                                          Esther Francis

                                          Executive Director, RCS Group, LLC

                                            Michael Freilich

                                            Michael Freilich

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

                                              Robin Gibson

                                              Robin Gibson

                                              Executive Assistant Property Management & Business Development, Philadelphia International Airport

                                                Nicholas Giles

                                                Nicholas Giles

                                                Equal Opportunity Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration

                                                  Curry Glassell

                                                  Curry Glassell

                                                  CEO, Access Riches LLC

                                                    Jovan Goldstein

                                                    Jovan Goldstein

                                                    Founder & Managing Principal, JT Goldstein, LLC

                                                      Dale Greig

                                                      Dale Greig

                                                      Vice President of Business Development, Markel Corporation

                                                        Shannetta Griffin

                                                        Shannetta Griffin

                                                        National Conference Chair

                                                        Senior Director of Planning & Development, Indianapolis Airport Authority

                                                          Holli Harrington

                                                          Holli Harrington

                                                          Supplier Diversity Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority

                                                            Dr. Bernard Harris

                                                            Dr. Bernard Harris

                                                            Keynote Speaker

                                                            Former NASA Astronaut

                                                              Rosalie Hornbuckle

                                                              Rosalie Hornbuckle

                                                              Chief Human Resources Officer, Philadelphia International Airport

                                                                Pam Housley

                                                                Pam Housley

                                                                Retail & Rental Car Center Manager, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

                                                                  Joe Jackson

                                                                  Joe Jackson

                                                                  Supplier Diversity Director, Atlanta Aviation Associates (A3)

                                                                    Mel Jones

                                                                    Mel Jones

                                                                    National Director, Diversity & Inclusion, SKANSKA

                                                                      Deven Judd

                                                                      Deven Judd

                                                                      Director, Concessions Leasing & Development, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

                                                                        Jonathan Klein

                                                                        Jonathan Klein

                                                                        National Team Lead, Airport Disability Compliance Program, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Aviation Administration

                                                                          Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

                                                                          Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

                                                                          Congresswoman, 18th Congressional District of Texas, U.S. House of Representatives

                                                                            Clarence A. LeJeune

                                                                            Clarence A. LeJeune

                                                                            President & CEO, LeJeune and Associates, LLC

                                                                              Dolores Leyva

                                                                              Dolores Leyva

                                                                              DBE Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration

                                                                                Janet Long

                                                                                Janet Long

                                                                                National Team Lead, Airport Nondiscrimination Compliance Program (Title VI Program), Federal Aviation Administration

                                                                                  Gabriele Mack

                                                                                  Gabriele Mack

                                                                                  Vice President, Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity, JACOBS

                                                                                    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

                                                                                            Jonathan Ocana

                                                                                            Jonathan Ocana

                                                                                            Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. DOT

                                                                                              Marc Pentino

                                                                                              Marc Pentino

                                                                                              Lead Equal Opportunity Specialist, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Transportation

                                                                                                Dwight Pullen, Jr.

                                                                                                Dwight Pullen, Jr.

                                                                                                Senior Vice President, National Aviation Director Aviation Center of Excellence, SKANSKA

                                                                                                  Charlene Reynolds

                                                                                                  Charlene Reynolds

                                                                                                  CEO of Creative Insurance Concepts, Inc. (CIC)

                                                                                                    Angela Berry Roberson

                                                                                                    Angela Berry Roberson

                                                                                                    Director of Diversity Contract Compliance, Ferrovial US Construction Companies

                                                                                                      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 Stephens

                                                                                                          Michael Stephens

                                                                                                          General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, Tampa International Airport

                                                                                                            Michael Tucker

                                                                                                            Michael Tucker

                                                                                                            Conference Title Sponsor

                                                                                                            Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Avis Budget Group

                                                                                                              Rory Verrett

                                                                                                              Rory Verrett

                                                                                                              Keynote Speaker

                                                                                                              Managing Partner, Protégé Search

                                                                                                                Laurie Vignaud

                                                                                                                Laurie Vignaud

                                                                                                                Senior Vice President/Senior Director, Capital One N.A.

                                                                                                                  Keely Thibodeaux

                                                                                                                  Keely Thibodeaux

                                                                                                                  Principal, Landmark Consulting, LLC

                                                                                                                    Reginald Thompson

                                                                                                                    Reginald Thompson

                                                                                                                    Founder & Owner, Thompson Wealth Advisors, LLC

                                                                                                                      Marques Warren

                                                                                                                      Marques Warren

                                                                                                                      Founder & President, DBELoans.org

                                                                                                                        Harnetta Williams

                                                                                                                        Harnetta Williams

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

                                                                                                                          H. Lamar Willis

                                                                                                                          H. Lamar Willis

                                                                                                                          Principal, Nathan Bacford Management

                                                                                                                            Carlecia Wright

                                                                                                                            Carlecia Wright

                                                                                                                            Director, Office of Business Opportunity, City of Houston

                                                                                                                              Nancy Zbozny

                                                                                                                              Nancy Zbozny

                                                                                                                              Financial Products Underwriter & Commercial Surety, Great American Insurance Group

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                                                                                                                                Honorees

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