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
Valerie Churchwell
Small Business Engagement Manager
City of Phoenix Aviation Department

Committee Secretary
Deborah McElroy
(202) 293-8090

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Press Releases

Airports Council Launches New Industry Accreditation

Airports Council today launched the U.S. Airport Professional (USAP) Program, a new industry accreditation designed to further develop leadership and strategic management skills for U.S. airport industry professionals. 

Airports Council Applauds Provision of COVID-19 Relief to Aviation Industry in Congress’ Latest Proposal

Airports Council today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ latest COVID-19 relief proposal that provides $13.5 billion for U.S. airports.

Airports Council Announces Winners of the 2020 Inclusion Champion Awards

WASHINGTON − Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today announced the recipients of the 2020 ACI-NA Inclusion Champion […]

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ACI-NA Commentary on Business Diversity

ACI-NA Remembers Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Her Contribution to the Airport Industry

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of women’s rights and a leader in creating a more equitable system of justice in the United States. Her sharp intellect and […]

Americans Are Starting to Fly Again

States around the country are taking their first steps to safely reopen our economy and to start rebuilding a sense of normal life. This Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial [...]

Scott Pelley to Keynote Airports Council Annual Conference

Meet our 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) this week revealed that Scott Pelley, the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor […]

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