Who We Are

The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the only national, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the full participation of minority and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. AMAC concentrates on eliminating barriers to minority and women participation in these industries and understands that diversity inclusion fuels innovation and is essential when developing airports of the future. AMAC brings together a diverse multi-dimensional group of airport operators, government officials, corporations and entrepreneurs who share in the vision and mission of AMAC.

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What AMAC Does for You

Airport

AMAC is the only national organization that partners with airports to assist them in remaining compliant with federal DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise) and ACDBE (Airport Concessions Disadvantage Business Enterprise) programs under 49 CFR Part 23 and 26. AMAC provides DBE program administrators, procurement professionals, and DBE/ACDBE liaison officers training. AMAC also serves as a voice when addressing program challenges to FAA/USDOT personnel. Additionally, airports can choose from a large pool of qualified local and national DBEs and ACDBEs interested in doing business with their airport.

AMAC Provides Access to:

  • M/W/SBE/AC/DBE businesses
  • Potential minority and women employees
  • FAA/DOT personnel
  • Corporate decision makers
  • Training and development
  • Free advertising of RFP and employment opportunities
  • Airport Directors, Airport Commissioners, and DBELOs

Business (M/W/SBE/AC/DBE)

Airports maintain a wide range of federally funded contract opportunities that require a DBE component. AMAC brings those opportunities to the membership through a robust online bid/jobs board, valuable networking experiences, and strategic business matchmaking opportunities. AMAC also maintains relationships with airport and corporate decision makers to help businesses connect with the right individuals in order to pursue their contracting goals.

AMAC Provides Access to:

  • Contracting opportunities
  • Employment opportunities
  • Airport decision makers
  • Corporate decision makers
  • FAA/DOT personnel
  • Training and development

Corporate

When it comes to running an effective supplier diversity program, AMAC serves as the source in locating qualified minority- and woman-owned businesses to fill construction, concessions, supplier, or other professional services contracts. AMAC also provides education and training surrounding the airport environment and business operations.

AMAC Provides Access to:

  • Qualified DBEs for contracting opportunities
  • Airport executives
  • Potential minority and women employees
  • Training and development
  • Airport contracting opportunities
  • Free advertising of RFP and employment opportunities

Student

Searching for an internship to gain valuable industry experience or a scholarship to offset tuition costs can be overwhelming. AMAC connects students with internship opportunities and provides scholarships to students in aviation-related disciplines through its fundraising arm – AMAC Foundation. Student members also enjoy access to view job opportunities on AMAC’s job board. Most importantly, students can form valuable professional connections with airport officials and business owners through AMAC’s networking opportunities.

AMAC Provides Access to:

  • Scholarships through the AMAC Foundation
  • Job and internship opportunities
  • Airport executives
  • Mentorships with airport and business professionals
  • Project LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Talent)

 

Individual

AMAC connects airports and businesses to government employees (city, state, and federal), educational institutions, and individuals involved in administering, managing or promoting minority and women business participation or employment. The relationships formed aide in identifying business opportunities as well as challenges program administrators may face.

AMAC Provides Access to:

  • M/W/SBE/AC/DBE businesses
  • Training and development
  • Free advertising of outreach events and contracting opportunities
  • Up-to-date industry news and information

Membership Benefits

  • Professional Development and Educational Conferences
  • Regional Outreach Forums
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Airport Bonds Assist Program
  • DBE/ACDBE Directory
  • Connections eNewsletter
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Association Health Plans
  • Business Roundtables
  • Member Communications
  • Avis Discounts
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Regulatory Activities
  • Collaborative Alliances
  • Event Registration Discounts
  • Membership Directory
PREPARE
  • Educational Conferences, Professional Development, Regional events/mixers
  • M/W/SBE/AC/DBE Certification Assistance
  • Online Career Center
PROMOTE
  • Collaborative alliances with industry partners and other organizations that are committed to diversity inclusion in the airport, aerospace, and other industries.
  • Contractor Referral, Business Matchmaking, Bid/Job Board
ADVOCATE
  • Maintain relationships with key congressional committee and subcommittee members.
  • Participate in meetings scheduled specifically for AMAC members with congressional leaders and administrative officials during AMAC's Annual Leadership Summit on Capitol Hill
  • Consult and assist with congressional language and legislation
  • Testify on current issues
  • Educate local politicians, airport commissioners, and board members on diversity issues
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other trade organizations on issues that affect AMAC members
  • Participate in FAA rule making and development (interpretation/implementation of rules)
  • Dissemination of information on DOT/FAA rules and regulations
  • Monitor practices and/or conflicts with policy
  • Participate in DOT oversight of aviation practices
  • Development of relationships with legislative representatives
ENGAGE
  • CONNECTIONS e-newsletter provides timely information about legislation and regulatory issues, airport contracting opportunities and a range of current events from across the country concerning activities affecting all segments of the airport industry.
  • The AMAC website provides centralized current and archived information, online registration for membership and events and topical and regional contract information for ongoing issues of concern to members.
  •  Annual Events – Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference, Leadership Summit on Capitol Hill, regional events/forums/mixers