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BWI’s Smith Elected AMAC Chairman

Ricky Smith, executive director of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the organization announced following its virtual annual meeting.

Smith recently was serving as an at-large member of the AMAC Board of Directors for the past year and has been an active member for many years.

At BWI, Smith leads one of the busiest airports in the region and produces a total economic impact of $9.3 billion. Prior to that, Smith served as chief executive officer of the Cleveland Airport System, and leadership roles in the private sector at companies such as IBM, H&R Block Business Services, and The May Company.

“During this period of unprecedented public health challenges and heightened awareness around social injustices, I could not be prouder and more humbled by the AMAC community’s confidence in my leadership,” Smith said in a release announcing his new position. “We are keen on our charge to reposition AMAC as one of the more influential and consequential trade organizations in the industry as we enhance our response to the membership, strengthen our alliance with like-minded organizations, and expand our connection with the many under-represented minority-owned businesses and professionals across the industry.”