Three Top Airport CEO's Join AMAC's Board of Directors

11/26/2018 04:02 PM

LAWA CEO Deborah Flint among those joining the board.
For Immediate Release
November 26, 2018

Media Contact:
Sahara Anderson-Davis
Airport Minority Advisory Council
[email protected]
(703) 414-2622 x103
Philadelphia International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports & Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Represented
(Washington, DC) The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. An election took place at AMAC’s 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: Inspiring Possibilities, which was held in Seattle in August. Following the election, At-Large Directors were appointed by new Board Chairman John D. Clark III. The AMAC Board of Directors now includes three top airport CEOs representing Philadelphia International Airport, Los Angeles World Airports and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
From left: Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport; Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports; and Ricky D. Smith, CEO, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Chairman Clark commented, “I’m excited to welcome Chellie, Deborah and Ricky to the AMAC Board. Their experience will add a fresh perspective to charting AMAC’s future. Their involvement will be critical as we focus on creating new revenue streams; expanding our membership base to attract more airports and construction firms; and preparing and positioning emerging leaders for the C-Suite.” He further added, “I am looking forward to working with the entire Board and our membership to accomplish these goals and challenge all members of AMAC to engage in committees, programming and the various events AMAC provides.”

“As airports across the country prepare for the future, AMAC is perfectly poised to lead the way for women and minorities to be at the forefront of this physical and technological transformation,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, Los Angeles World Airports. “I look forward to welcoming AMAC to Los Angeles in 2019 for an Airport Business Diversity Conference that, like our airports, reflects and advances diversity throughout the industry.”

Chellie Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport added, “I am thrilled to be part of the important work AMAC is doing for minorities and women. Under Chairperson John Clark, this board of industry influencers is poised to make a difference for minority- and women-owned businesses and to help the airport industry improve the diversity of its employee base. I am personally passionate about these issues and can’t wait to get to work!”

“As a longstanding member of AMAC, I am honored to rejoin this board of passionate, innovative, and competent industry leaders. The Chairman is setting a course of action to expand access to business and employment opportunities for women and minorities. I’m excited to be a part of this important journey,” stated Ricky Smith, CEO, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The newly elected and appointed board members include:
• Board Chair – John D. Clark III, SSP America
• Second Vice Chair – William Swift, Business Travel Services/Swift Services
• Eastern Region – Deven Judd, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
• Southeast Regional – Mori Russell, Concessions International
• Western Region – Ebon Glenn, Aimhigh ESG
• At-Large Director – Farad Ali, Raleigh-Durham International Airport
• At-Large Director – Heather Barry, SSP America
• At-Large Director – Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport
• At-Large Director – Deborah Flint, Los Angeles World Airports
• At-Large Director – Gonzalo A. de la Melena Jr., edmVentures, LLC
• At-Large Director – Ricky D. Smith, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

AMAC’s 35th Airport Business Diversity Conference hosted by the Los Angeles World Airports will be held August 20-23, 2019 in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend, including airport leadership and representatives from the concession, construction, technology and guest services industries.

About the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) is the only national, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advance the full participation of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. Since 1984, AMAC has been at the forefront of nearly every national policy initiative impacting the participation of disadvantaged businesses in airport contracting. AMAC works consistently with Congress, the federal government, aviation trade associations and others as a resource for information, education, and guidance on business and employment matters. For more information, visit

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