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 Welcomes New Independent Research on Airport Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North American (ACI-NA) today welcomed independent analysis calling for Congress to modernize the Passenger Facility Charge local user fee to spur much needed investment […]

AVL’s Lew Bleiweis Becomes Airports Council Chair

WASHINGTON – Following his election in September 2019, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority Executive Director Lew S. Bleiweis, A.A.E., became Chair of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on […]

James C. Cherry Named 2019 Downes Award Recipient by Airports Council

TAMPA, FL – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced that James (Jim) Cherry has been named the recipient of the 2019 Williams E. Downes, Jr. Memorial Award.  The Downes Award, […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Business Diversity

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 […]

Members of Congress Announce Framework for Infrastructure Bill That Includes a PFC Increase

Last week, ACI-NA welcomed the news of an infrastructure investment framework – called the “Moving Forward Framework” – which was announced by a group of Members of Congress, led by […]

GSP Leads Efforts to Hire South Carolina Veterans

Independence Day is more than fireworks and cookouts.  It’s a special day we celebrate liberty and those who have helped secure the freedom we cherish today. Honoring our veterans is […]

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