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Phone: 844-577-4400 Ext. 822
Anthony has more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles including team development, community engagement and outreach in the aviation and non-profit industries.
Anthony brings operational experience in addition to his work serving communities and business partners in various roles. He worked with the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) in Washington, D.C., the only national trade association dedicated to increasing diversity in airport contracting and employment, for almost seven years. Most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer, he cultivated relationships with industry and business partners, the community and the government to promote the inclusion of minority-owned and women-owned businesses. During the pandemic, he led AMAC in the absence of the CEO and participated in a successful airport industry coalition that advocated for direct federal relief to hard-hit airport concessionaires, where many represented minority and women-owned business enterprises. Preceding his role as COO, he directed membership recruitment and retention, event planning, revenue strategies and legislative agendas as Director of Business Development & Membership Services with AMAC.
Prior to his career with AMAC, Anthony held the position of Development Associate with Doctors Community Hospital Foundation where he spearheaded strategic community engagement focused on multi-racial communities to promote the hospital’s services and programs and increase volunteer recruitment.
Anthony has also held various roles with the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization where he increased fundraising, streamlined processes and increased community awareness.
Anthony serves as a member of the Eno Center of Transportation’s Board of Regent, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to shape public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and build an innovative network of transportation professionals. He is also a member of the organization’s Aviation Work Group, a standing advisory group on matters relating to aviation policy. He has also served on numerous panels and has been a speaker at various events and workshops discussing ideas around why diversity matters and how to create an inclusive organizational culture.
Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Oakwood University. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Public Administration from Bowie State University concentrating in Public Policy. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys singing, stage acting, traveling and spending time with his two dogs – Laddy and Pepper.