Dear Forum Participants:

We are pleased to welcome you to the 2022 Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum here in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC! Over the next two days, we will provide opportunities for you to connect and exchange economic and policy insights with the ultimate goal of elevating women and minorities throughout the aviation industry. As this forum returns for the second time, we thank our forum partner, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall), and all of our sponsors for bringing this event into reality.

As the industry recovers and we all diligently work to overcome the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must recognize the pivotal moment in transportation history that we are in through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This historic investment into our nation’s infrastructure, particularly airports, marks a tremendous opportunity to fuel AMAC’s mission of advancing the full participation of minorities and women in employment and business opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. The time is now for us to work in partnership to help achieve AMAC’s mission.

The AMAC Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum includes a robust schedule with business-focused sessions featuring topics ranging from new approaches to business success to leveraging the legislative process for success to current and future trends. You will also hear from prominent Congressional and Administration leadership and receive updates on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs. Not only will valuable content be available for DBEs/ACDBEs, but the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) community will also be highly-represented.

On behalf of AMAC and BWI Marshall, post-forum, we hope you depart with a renewed mindset and move the various dialogue into action. We encourage you to join AMAC or renew your membership. You can review our membership levels, benefits, advocacy initiatives, programs, events and more at Your commitment to AMAC amplifies your active support of creating more equity for minorities and women in the aviation and aerospace industries. We acknowledge and thank you for participating in this valuable event.


Ricky Smith

Chair, AMAC Board of Directors,
CEO, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Eboni Wimbush

President & CEO, AMAC