The Airport Minority Advisory Committee has nominated Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport’s Commissioner Chairman Cleve Dunn Jr. for two awards.
Since 1984, the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)’s mission is to promote the inclusion of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation industry. 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.
Dunn was nominated for the AMAC Advocate of the Year Award and the AMAC Inclusive Leader Award.
The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes an individual within the industry who has been an outstanding spokesperson, educator, innovator, advocate, and strategic partner with AMAC for diversity inclusion in the field of aviation.
The AMAC Inclusive Leader Award honors an organization that has demonstrated diversity inclusion within its corporate structure of procurement and employment. Nominees are viewed within the industry as a leader for supplier diversity, best practices and fostering business capacity with its diverse partners.
“I am honored to receive the Catalyst Award nominations from such a prestigious organization as AMAC,” Dunn said. ““I do not accept these award nominations alone. I also accept them on the behalf of all the current and former Baton Rouge Metro Airport Board of Commissioners that have advocated for minority-owned and disadvantaged businesses while serving on our commission.”
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is the second largest airport in the state and upper gulf region, and currently contributes $1.1 billion and 4,500 jobs to the local economy.