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 Updated CDC Travel Guidance

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today welcomed updated guidance put forward by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers, including eliminating the need for fully vaccinated U.S. passengers to self-quarantine following international and domestic travel.

Airports Council Supports President Biden’s Plan for $25 Billion in Infrastructure Funding for Airports

ACI-NA today released the following statement in response to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would provide $25 billion in funding to support America’s airport infrastructure.

Airports Council Announces New Industry Leaders

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today announced the election of new leaders across the organization. Danette Bewley, President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority, was elected to the ACI-NA Board of Directors. Jesus Saenz, Jr., Director of Airports for the San Antonio Airport System, was elected to the ACI-NA U.S. Policy Council.

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Business Diversity

Looking Forward One Year In

By Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA Now at the one-year milestone of widespread travel and local restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are reminded that […]

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 [...]

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