Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Honored at Orlando Conference

The Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils were honored at the 9th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ luncheon celebration today at the 2017 ERG & Council Conference  at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. Taking top honors was the General Motors Employee Resource Group, followed by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inclusion & Diversity Council and the Aramark Diversity Advisory Board. Continue reading Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Honored at Orlando Conference

2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

June 28, 2017 COLLEGE STATION, Texas. Today, CMD-IT announced keynote speakers for the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.   Themed “Diversity: Simply Smarter,” the Tapia Conference will be held September 20-23 in Atlanta Georgia.  The Tapia Conference is the premier venue to bring together students, faculty, researchers and professionals from all backgrounds and ethnicities in computing to promote and celebrate diversity in computing.  The Tapia Conference is sponsored by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and presented by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT). Continue reading 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: The Magic of Flight

The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) and the Houston Airport System present AMAC’s 2017 Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference: The Magic of Flight at the Marriott Marquis Houston from June 16 – 20, 2017. The highly acclaimed conference is AMAC’s flagship event – serving as a hub for education, advocacy and networking opportunities that promote diversity and inclusion in airports. As host the Houston Airport System is a model for reaching that standard; and a concentrated focus on business diversity makes both Houston and its airports a prime example of why doing so is valuable and important.

When: Friday, June 16 – Tuesday, June 20

Where: Marriott Marquis Houston

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This year’s key events include: the Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament – benefitting the AMAC Foundation’s Scholarship program and honoring one of AMAC’s own tireless servants, Bill Walker; Airport Directors 20/20 Vision Forum – providing attendees an opportunity to hear about the future of airports and the aviation industry from key Airport Directors; Hidden Figures Jazz Brunch – celebrating AMAC Founders and paying tribute to the trailblazers portrayed in the award-winning film Hidden Figures; New Member’s Reception – highlighting AMAC membership benefits; Business Matchmaking – connecting small businesses with Airports, Agencies and Primes to fulfill their procurement needs; Catalyst Awards and Scholarship Foundation Luncheon – honoring members who have made outstanding contributions to further the goals of

AMAC and Celebrating Women in Aviation Breakfast – benefitting the AMAC Foundation and celebrating the successes of women in aviation-related enterprises.

“We are proud to partner with Houston Airport Systems on our annual Airport Business Diversity Conference and look forward to helping small businesses prosper in the ever expanding and technologically advancing aviation industry” said AMAC President & CEO, Krystal Brumfield.

AMAC’s Project Lift program to educate and mentor students interested in careers in the aviation industry will also be offered at the conference. Every year airport officials, professional service firms, suppliers, concessionaires, contractors and government agencies applaud how the Airport Business Diversity Conference provides a valuable service to them.


About the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

AMAC’s mission is to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation industry. Since 1984, AMAC has been at the forefront of nearly every national policy initiative impacting the participation of disadvantaged businesses in airport contracting. AMAC works consistently with congress, the federal government, aviation trade associations and others as a resource for information, education, and guidance on business and employment matters. For information on events, legislative updates and current aviation industry news visit or call 703-414-2622.

About the Houston Airport System

Houston Airports served more than 54.5 million passengers in 2016. Houston’s three airports — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD)

— contribute more than $27.5 billion to the regional economy. IAH and HOU collectively provide nonstop flights to nearly 200 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit Get social with Houston Airports by following us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.


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