MNAA Director Honoured

AMBER GOODING, Director of Business Diversity Development for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), has received the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Award of the Organization.  The award was due to be presented to Ms Gooding at AMAC’s Airport Business Diversity Conference in New Orleans as this edition went to press on June 22.
Ms Gooding receives this distinguished award based on her contributions to the MNAA that have helped AMAC to achieve its mission and goals through her work in aiding in the growth and development of airport diversity.
“We are proud to announce that Amber Gooding will receive the AMAC award.  The award is well deserved, and Amber has worked with the MNAA team to accomplish our goal of sustaining diversity in contracting with the airports,” said Raul Regalado, MNAA President and CEO.
Gooding is responsible for administering MNAA’s federally mandated disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) programme and its voluntary local small, minority-and woman-owned business enterprise (SMWBE) programme.  Gooding also serves as a networking resource and liaison to provide the maximum opportunities for large and small companies to participate in contracting with the Authority’s two airports, Nashville International Airport and John C Tune Airport.
A Memphis native, Gooding has previously served as the Executive Director for The Tennessee Human Rights Commission and a special assistant on urban affairs to the Governor.  She has also worked for The Regional Medical Center, Horizon Medical Management and Methodist Health System.  Gooding is a member of multiple community boards and organizations, including serving as board chair for the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Foundation.