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July 20, 2020

Tosin Kasali Elected to Airport Minority Advisory Council Board

BETHESDA, Md. (July 20, 2020) – HMSHost Director of Business Development Tosin Kasali was elected to the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Board of Directors as At-large Director.

As one of the leading trade associations for North American airports, the AMAC board’s mission is to advance the full participation of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. In this leadership role, Kasali joins thought leaders from across the airport and aviation communities to help create economic equity, access and wealth for minorities and women.

“I am extremely proud that Tosin has agreed to serve on AMAC’s board. He brings years of management and leadership experience and savvy which are much-needed during these challenging times for the organization and its membership,” said AMAC Board Chair Ricky D. Smith. “Tosin is one of the true rising stars in the airport industry and represents the youth movement that is positioning the organization to be an industry standard-bearer for years to come. I’m looking forward to working closely with him on efforts to improve service to AMAC’s membership.”

AMAC represents thousands of members that include airport operators, government officials, corporations, and M/W/DBE entrepreneurs. Kasali will serve a two-year term and join a dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time to support AMAC’s fundraising, corporate development, and member programming efforts.

“HMSHost is proud of its longstanding support of AMAC to cultivate a culture of equity in aviation.  It’s a privilege to work with them and dedicate our time to further their efforts,” said HMSHost Vice President of Strategic Alliances Ron Gomes.

“I am honored to provide leadership and to work alongside my peers on this esteemed board,” said HMSHost Director of Business Development and AMAC At-large Director Tosin Kasali. “I look forward to making an impact on minority participation in airports and helping to carry out the mission of AMAC. This is a tough time for everyone and the importance of inclusion and representation is more important than ever.”


HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard Customer Service, as well as Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards gave first place honors to both of HMSHost’s Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The company also creates original award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant MonthChannel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, and Eat Well. Travel Further. 


About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 80 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of more than $3.5 billion and employs approximately 41,000 associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of €4.7 billion in 2018, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 60,000 people. It manages more than 4,000 stores in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

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