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August 11, 2022

Paradies Lagardère COO Nikki Tinsley Harland Appointed to AMAC Board of Directors

ATLANTA, August 11, 2022 – The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) announced today the appointment of Paradies Lagardère Chief Operating Officer Nikki Tinsley Harland to its Board of Directors as an at-large member. AMAC’s Board welcomed three new members and four returning members to its list of At-Large Directors.

“I’m honored by this selection to help lead such an impressive and important association in our industry,” said Harland. “I look forward to working with Ricky Smith, AMAC Board of Directors Chair, Eboni Wimbush, AMAC President and CEO, and my fellow Board members to uphold the association’s mission and enhance the services and programs to the overall membership base.”

Harland currently oversees the operations of Paradies Lagardère’s Dining and Retail Divisions and has also held the roles of President of the Dining Division and the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She was a founding member of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, was named to the Atlanta Business League’s list of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence,” and served on ACI North America’s Human Resources Committee.

Prior to joining Paradies Lagardère, Harland held leadership positions with Gap, Inc., Toys”R”Us and Turner Broadcasting System, and earned her undergraduate degree from Spelman College and her MBA from Clark Atlanta University.