The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Appoints Tanja Bell as Director, Business Diversity Development

January 14, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has named Tanja Turner Bell as Director, Business Diversity Development. In this role, Ms. Bell will be responsible for the administration of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and the Small, Minority, Women owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) programs for the Authority. She will begin her new position on January 18, 2022.

Ms. Bell has a strong background in diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, most recently working for The Birmingham Airport Authority as Manager of the Real Estate Land Acquisition & DBE Federal Programs. She also served as the Federal Aviation Administration Liaison Officer for the ACDBE & DBE Programs and for the Authority’s Title VI and ADA Compliance.

“I am very excited to join the BNA team,” said Ms. Bell. “It is an honor to serve within an organization of people whose core values are Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. Having the opportunity to advance my career in an environment of shared leadership that focuses on business diversity and inclusion for all small businesses is a life work I am proud to be part of.”

Ms. Bell is a proud alumnus of the DeVos Leadership Program (DVULI), Grand Rapids, MI and attended the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL. Ms. Bell is a member of the Airport Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Business Diversity Committee and an ACDBE and DBE Certifier.

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