COMTO and AMAC Sign Collaborative Agreement to Aid Women and Minorities
Friday, August 10, 2018
Posted by: Shahara Anderson-Davis
WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2018) — The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) are proud to announce a strategic alliance designed to enhance the business opportunities of minority and women-owned enterprises, as well as professional development and career advancement of minorities and women, in the airport and surface transportation industries.
“COMTO is excited about our partnership with AMAC and what it means to strategically align ourselves with such a mission driven organization. Because building and strengthening a diverse workforce pipeline is so critical, AMAC and COMTO will work together for greater equity and the adoption of best practices by governments and the private sector with respect to the recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention of minorities and women in the aviation and multi-modal transportation industries,” said A. Bradley Mims, COMTO President & CEO.
“We know this partnership will not only provide access to a strong workforce, but the ancillary result will increase the number of minority and women-owned enterprises that are service suppliers and providers. We look forward to continuing to be at the forefront for policy initiatives impacting our industries,” said Krystal J. Brumfield, AMAC President & CEO.
COMTO and AMAC will participate in conducting workshops, seminars and research that will benefit both organizations. As part of the collaborative agreement, COMTO and AMAC will cooperatively pursue activities to achieve the following objectives:
Increase member access to information in our respective fields and to facilitate and expand the dissemination of that information to members of both organizations;
Provide leadership in the development of industry and government recognition of the capabilities and contributions of minorities and women and minority and women-owned enterprises in the airport and surface transportation industries;
Jointly collaborate on policy issues and projects of common interest; and
Leverage the respective collective capabilities of each organization to the benefit of AMAC and COMTO members.
About the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
AMAC's mission is to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in contracting opportunities and professional development throughout the aviation and aerospace 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 more information, visit www.amac-org.com.
About the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
COMTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, nonprofit organizations, and Historically Underutilized Businesses. Founded in 1971, COMTO was created to provide an advocacy forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development. For more information, visit www.comto.org.