2019 Business of Airports Conference – Business Diversity Track

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Business Diversity Committee Meeting

Joint Meeting: Business Diversity Committee and Commercial Management Committee – U.S. Government Affairs and FAA Regulatory Update

  • Michael Freilich, Director, National External Operations Program, FAA Office of Civil Rights
  • Debby McElroy, Special Projects, ACI-NA
  • Gene Roth, National Team Lead- DBE/ACDBE Compliance Program, FAA Office of Civil Rights

Building An Inclusive Culture

Creating Wealth & Opportunity – A New Way To Talk About The DBE Program

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Insight From the Airport C-Suite (No presentations available)

  • Candace S. McGraw, CEO, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Chair, ACI-NA Board of Directors (Moderator)
  • Kimberly Becker, President & CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation, Oakland International Airport
  • Monica Lombraña, Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges, City of El Paso
  • Bob Sartor, President and CEO, Calgary Airport Authority

Community Engagement –Communicating Your Airport’s Commitment to Diversity (No presentations available)

  • Rhonda Arnold, Chief Community Relations Officer, Houston Airports (Moderator)
  • Sharon McGhee, PHR, SHRM-CP, M/W SBA Coordinator, Charleston International Airport
  • Amber Meshack, Director, Business, Jobs and Social Responsibility Division, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Valerie Nesbitt, Airport Director, Business Diversity, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Davita Taylor, Chief Procurement Officer, Nashville International Airport

Program Compliance or Policy Imperative: Assessing the Airport Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion  (No presentations available)

  • Derryl Benton, Executive Vice President, Business Development, HMS Host Corporation
  • Tamela Lee, Vice President, Business Diversity and Development Department, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • Monica Lombraña, Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges, City of El Paso
  • Joseph Nardone, President & CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
  • Charlene Reynolds, Assistant Aviation Director, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO, Maryland Aviation Administration

DBE, Title VI and ADA Compliance – How To Be Better Prepared When FAA Calls

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Level It Up! – How ‘Non-Cyber’ Business Executives Can Protect Today’s Airports from Cyber Threats  (No presentations available)

  • Bryan Hurd, Vice President, Head of Office, Seattle, Aon Cyber Solutions

Concessions Roundtable 4A & 5A: Concessions Barriers to Entry and Strategies  (No presentations available)

  • Liz Grzechowiak, Assistant Director, Concessions and Business Development, Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Laurie Noyes, Vice President of Airport Concessions, Tampa International Airport
  • Lieske Renz, Vice President, Human Resources, SSP America

Success Stories – Learning From Other Industries  (No presentations available)

  • Valerie Churchwell, Small Business Engagement Manager, City of Phoenix Aviation Department (Moderator)
  • Todd J. Jackson, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Intel Corporation
  • Michelle Cirocco, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Televerde
  • Thomas Shepherd, Senior Contract Officer, Tohono O’odham Ki:Ki Association

Airline Roundtable (No presentations available)

  • Thomas Jewsbury, Executive Director, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (Moderator)
  • Julie Boston McGrath, Senior Manager of Hospitality, Southwest Airlines
  • Randall Fiertz, Director, Airport Affairs, Alaska Airlines
  • Matthew Glover, Director, Finance, Spirit Airlines
  • Mike McNaney, Vice President, Industry, Corporate and Airport Affairs, WestJet

Designing and Implementing An Airport Social Equity Program

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