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Hartsfield-Jackson executive recognized
05 June ,2012

For Immediate Release
June 5, 2012

Contact: Katena Carvajales
(404) 382-2319

Hartsfield-Jackson executive recognized for disadvantaged business enterprise participation

ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s assistant general manager for Planning and Development, Jim Drinkard, recently received the 2012 Airport Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Award from the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC).

The award is given to an individual, airport or firm that has met or exceeded disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals over two or more years in an architectural, engineering or construction project.

“We are honored that AMAC has recognized our dedication to the DBE program and Jim Drinkard’s work to include female and minority participation during the construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal,” said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. “We are committed to promoting full and equal business opportunities for minority and female business enterprises working with the Airport.”

The award will be presented June 12 during the 2012 Airport Business Diversity Conference in St. Louis.


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