The Business Diversity Committee (BDC) is committed to developing proactive outreach and educational programs that provide a forum to discuss diversity issues and promoting best practices.  The Committee monitors changes in legislation, regulatory requirements, and business practices affecting disadvantaged business enterprises (“DBE”), airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprises (“ACDBE”) and female, minority and small (F/M/S) businesses at airports.  It contributes to ACI-NA policy recommendations on DBE/ACDBE/F/M/S business issues, as well as, promotes successful airport DBE/ACDBE/F/M/S/ business programs. The BDC is further committed to demonstrating that diversity is a good business practice in that it promotes supplier competition and helps develop an airport business environment and workforce that is reflective of the community in which it operates.

Leadership

Chair
Shannetta Griffin, P.E.
Chief Development Officer
Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Committee Secretary
Deborah McElroy
(202) 293-8090

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Committee News

ACI-NA Launches New Website

Members always tell us the real value of ACI-NA comes through our ability to advance airport priorities in Washington D.C. and Ottawa, provide essential industry intelligence by keeping the pulse […]

Hurricane Florence Relief Fund Established

Many of us have watched the devastation brought about by Hurricane Florence in the Carolina region.  This most recent storm has been particularly devastating for many of our airport industry […]

ACI-NA to Celebrate 70th Anniversary in Nashville

Join us September 30 – October 2 for our 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Nashville. 2018 marks ACI-NA’s 70th anniversary, so be sure to join us for a special […]

Press Releases

State of the Industry: “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports”

State of the Industry “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports” Remarks by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO Airports Council International-North America 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition October […]

Airports Call for Modernization of Airport Infrastructure in FAA Reauthorization Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and […]

North American Airports Experience Record Growth in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2018 WASHINGTON – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today released the 2017 North American Airport Traffic Summary, containing passenger, cargo and aircraft operations data from […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Business Diversity

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

Crowd listening to a speaker at ACI-NA’s 2017 Annual Conference

Cheers to 70 Years: The Best Is Yet to Come

By: Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA 2018 represents a great milestone for Airports Council International-North America as we celebrate our seventieth anniversary as the Voice of Airports in […]

Meet the Member: Rep. Jeff Denham

ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke recently caught up with Rep. Jeff Denham, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to talk about prospects for an infrastructure [...]

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