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AMAC Announces Board Leadership

The Airport Minority Advisory Council has revealed its new slate of at-large directors. The advocacy group is welcoming three new members and four returning member sot the AMAC Board of Directors.

The appointees are:

  • Karen Ellis, Chief Customer Experience Officer, San Antonio Airport System
  • Nikki T. Harland, Chief Operating Officer, Paradies Lagardère
  • Tosin Kasali, Vice President, Business Development, HMSHost
  • Lance Lyttle, Managing Director, Aviation, Port of Seattle
  • Gonzalo de la Melena Jr., Founder & CEO, Emerging Airport Ventures
  • Dwight Pullen Jr., Senior Vice President, Global Aviation Americas Leader, AECOM
  • Michael Svagdis, CEO, SSP America


“The AMAC Board of Directors is pleased to appoint this new class of At-large Directors to an already top-notch board,” said Ricky Smith, chair of the AMAC Board of Directors and CEO of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. “As we continue to diversify our leadership and focus, we are proud to have an outstanding group of industry leaders and influencers join the board. One-by-one, each will make a significant difference in achieving AMAC’s mission and improving services to our membership.”