Catalyst Awards

The AMAC Catalyst Awards honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to furthering the goals of AMAC. All AMAC members are invited to nominate individuals or organizations in one or more of the categories listed below by 5:00 pm ET on June 5, 2018. Winners will be honored at the 34th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference: Inspiring Possibilities in Seattle, Washington.

Catalyst – A person whose talk, enthusiasm or energy causes a change.

 

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Airport Concessions Innovation and Inclusion Award – Fraport USA

Airport Design and Inclusion Award – Austin Commercial

Small Business Partner Award – Barbara Oliver, MBE Magazine

Advocate of The Year – Raymond Christy, Salt Lake City International Airport

Inclusive Leader Award – Stellar Partners

Airport of The Year Award – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Hall of Fame Award – Jon Mathiasen, Richmond International Airport

President’s Award – Jack Thomas, St. Louis County Government

Local Small Business Champion – Eddie Rye

Chairman’s Awards – Lance Lyttle and The Port of Seattle

AWARD CATEGORIES

Airport Design Innovation and Inclusion Award: This award honors an airport or corporation that has demonstrated innovation or improvement in its project design and met or exceeded DBE and MWBE participation goals over a period of not less than two years in an architectural, engineering, or construction project.

Airport Concessions Innovation and Inclusion Award: This award honors an airport or corporation whose concessions program has shown creativity and/or originality in its design and met or exceeded their ACDBE goal over a period of not less than two years.

AMAC Advocate of the Year Award: This award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson, educator, innovator, advocate, and strategic partner with AMAC for diversity inclusion in the field of aviation, aerospace (Aeronautical influences such as pilots, airlines, aerospace, educators in the field), or corporate leaders that contribute and encourage minority opportunities and growth in these areas.

Small Business Partner Award: This award honors a certified and/or designated small business that has demonstrated support of AMAC’s mission and goals and has made a significant impact on their community and workforce. The recipient should also be an active member who acknowledges the value and purpose of AMAC participates in AMAC’s programs, webinars, and events.

AMAC Airport of the Year Award: This award honors an airport for significant contributions toward the realization of DBE, ACDBE or EEO goals within an airport (e.g. program implementation, new program initiatives to foster growth and development of DBEs or encourage employment, research, litigation, etc.) in support of diversity inclusion.

Hall of Fame Award: This award honors an individual(s), who has demonstrated sustainable and profound contributions to the aviation industry and exhibited a positive impact on diversity inclusion within the industry. This individual(s) has provided continuous support of AMAC’s mission and goals, as well as the growth and development of airport diversity. This award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson, educator, innovator and advocate for diversity inclusion in the workforce or small business participation in contracting.

AMAC Inclusive Leader Award: This award honors an organization that has demonstrated diversity inclusion within its corporate structure of procurement and employment. Nominees are viewed within the industry as a leader for supplier diversity, best practices and fostering business capacity with its diverse partners. Nominees should demonstrate support of AMAC’s goals and mission.

President's Award: AMAC’s success depends upon the engagement of its membership. This award recognizes an AMAC volunteer member for demonstrating leadership, service and dedication to executing the AMAC mission and strategic plan during the fiscal year.

Chairman’s Award: This award honors a change agent from inside or outside the organization who has helped AMAC transform itself by focusing on such matters as organizational effectiveness, improvement, and development.