Nominations Sought for the


Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives

(NEC/AAAE) Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DE&I)

Airport & Airport Partner Awards 

Stay Tuned for details for our 2022 award!!

 

In recognition of those organizations who promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
in the aviation community, we are offering two categories:

Airport Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award 
Any small-hub, medium-hub, large-hub, general aviation, non-hub and reliever airport in the
Northeast region.

Airport Partner Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Award
Any organization or company currently supporting an airport in the Northeast region. 



Areas of Achievement

To be considered for the Airport Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, applicants
may be judged in areas of achievement like the following criteria:

 General DE&I Achievement:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at their airport and/or in the aviation community through training and collaborative partnerships

  • Demonstrates a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion within their areas of influence

  • Implements initiatives which cultivate/advance/model diversity, equity, and inclusion within the airport community

  • Demonstrates successful diversification of minority executive leadership 

 

Workforce Achievement:

  • Employee composition with clearly defined goals for broader employee diversity

  • Diverse representation at all levels of the organizational structure

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion training for employees, including integration into other training programs

 


To be considered for the Airport Partner Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award,
applicants may be judged in areas of achievement like the following criteria:


General DE&I Achievement:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at their organization and/or in the aviation community through training and collaborative partnerships

  • Demonstrates a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion within their areas of influence

  • Implements initiatives which cultivate/advance/model diversity, equity, and inclusion within the airport community

  • Demonstrates successful diversification of minority executive leadership 
Business Diversity:
  • Innovative approaches to diversity of suppliers, sub-consultants, sub-contractors

  • Community outreach to diverse businesses

  • Collaboration or partnership with external organizations

  • Fosters Mentor-Protégé relationships

 Instructions for Submitting Nominations

Nominations must be completed and submitted by 11:59 PM ET on May 2, 2022
The awards ceremony will be held at the 2022 Annual Conference in August. 

If your organization is selected, we will ask that you submit a video promoting your organization’s
commitment to diversity prior to the awards ceremony. Video content must be 1-3 minutes long. 

The Entry Must Include:

  • A completed nomination form

  • Demonstration of your airport or organization's commitment to promoting and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing evidence of the areas of achievement in the last twelve (12) months.  Written submissions must not exceed 500 words

  • A written statement of no more than two pages from Senior Leadership affirming the organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Submission Process:

  • Submit award nominations and entry documentation to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award Selection Committee through he form link below:

Thank you to everyone who submitted! 
We look forward to announcing our winners at our 2022 Annual Conference in Philadelphia!


Award Selection Committee:


Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Philadelphia

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Philadelphia

NEC/AAAE DE&I Award Subcommittee 



Northeast Chapter American Association of Airport Executives

2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award





Api Appulingam, PE, DE&I Committee Chair presented the 2021 DE&I Award to Jacobs. 
Accepting on behalf of Jacobs is Toyin Ogunfolaju.

Hear from the 2021 DE&I Award Winner, Jacobs!