Dear Attendees, Guests and Partners:
On behalf of the AMAC Foundation, I am pleased to welcome you to the 37th Annual AMAC Airport Business Diversity Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s theme Redefining Aviation Opportunities Together, presents a unique opportunity for the aviation community to stand together and redefine partnerships that include the entire airport ecosystem: airport, airline and concessions. For two years, this industry has shown its resilience and commitment. Over the coming days, we will focus on strengthening business partnerships, professional development and expanding business development through various networking opportunities.
The AMAC Family has one vision, to create economic equity, access and wealth for minorities and women in the aviation and aerospace industries. The AMAC Foundation champions that vision by creating a pipeline for minority and women students. This pipeline offers scholarships to support university students pursuing careers in the aviation industry and develops programs and events to maximize connections between students and aviation professionals.
While attending the conference, we encourage you to support the AMAC Foundation and our Scholarship Fund through our events: Project LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Talent), where students are paired with professionals for a day of interactive learning and experiencing all aviation has to offer; the Bill Walker Memorial Topgolf Tournament; and the Celebrating Women in Aviation Breakfast. The AMAC Foundation would not exist without the generous support of our corporate partners and donors like you.
Thank you for joining us! We envision an airport and industry that is inclusive, dynamic and committed to building equitable opportunities for minority and women students, employees and business owners. With your support, I know we will remain resilient and realize this vision.
Chair, AMAC Foundation Board of Directors
Director, Aviation Commercial Management, Port of Seattle