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October 2019

American Medical Depot, Agrawal Family Foundation and Others Team Up for Hurricane Relief Effort

Responding to the recent devastation of the Abaco Islands, Northern Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, American Medical Depot (AMD), a local South Florida medical supply distribution company founded by brothers Sukrit and Akhil Agrawal quickly mobilized and partnered with local organizations to provide emergency medical supplies. The Agrawal Family Foundation, anchored by Akhil’s wife Dr. Mavara Agrawal, joined with AMD to deploy resources in response to the most intense storm on record to hit the Bahamas. The Agrawal Family Foundation and AMD were the perfect conduit to collaborate with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the United Way of Broward County to provide much needed relief to our neighbors just to the southeast of Florida. “I am proud and thankful for the opportunity for our teams to join efforts and work together towards helping those in need. Community is a significant core value in fulfillment of NSU’s mission, as well as a personal priority and key initiative,” added Dr. Fred Lippman, Chancellor of the NSU’s Health Professions Division.

In addition to AMD’s donation of medical supplies exceeding a value of $100K, the Agrawal Family Foundation’s unwavering commitment to the growth and sustainability of community through education, funded the travel and lodging of medical students to the Bahamas to staff makeshift clinics and provide medical treatment to local residents. Dr. Mavara Agrawal said, “it is a unique opportunity for medical students to care for those in need as well as to learn about the importance of giving back to the community, a core principal of the Foundation.”

Dr. Jason Radick, AMD’s Chief Medical Officer also traveled to the Bahamas on the first cargo plane loaded with donations. He was on hand to oversee the delivery of three truckloads and 31 pallets of emergency supplies. Dr. Radick met with local physicians and key stakeholders to better understand the challenges faced by our neighbors and how AMD can provide support as they rebuild. American Medical Depot continues to garner further support from medical product manufacturers by making appeals for donations of critical medical supplies and exploring options for additional future contributions to the relief effort.

About AMD
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veteran’s hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 25 years AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://www.amdnext.com.

About Nova Southeastern University School of Health Care Sciences
The College of Health Care Sciences strives to provide professionals with the skills necessary for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability in order to assure optimum health conditions. With an unwavering commitment to ethical practice and in support of the Nova Southeastern University Core Values, the College advances research, scholarship, and the development of leadership skills utilizing traditional educational methods and distance learning to achieve its educational goals.

About the United Way of Broward County
For 80 years, United Way of Broward County has united the community to tackle the most complex, critical challenges and create long-lasting positive change. It’s core mission is: United, we stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, united we confront those who are working hard and falling short and united we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

AMD Awards Transportation Contract to SDVOSB Magellan Transport Logistics

American Medical Depot (AMD) continues to commit to working closely with businesses owned by Veterans and is excited to announce its new contract award to Magellan Transport Logistics for transportation services. A leader in detailed logistics and transportation, Magellan Transport is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has been efficiently moving freight via air, land and sea for over a decade. The contract award covers all VA facilities in VISNs 1, 2, 5 and 6.

The contract award has resulted in what AMD deems the “Multiplier Effect” powered by a Veteran small business networking event conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Direct Access Program (DAP). AMD developed a profile of the companies that VA vetted and invited to these meetings, and submitted a list of companies to Magellan. Magellan then interviewed these firms and set up eligible companies on their daily email blasts where the companies have visibility to 200-400 non-dedicated transportation bid opportunities per day. This is the Multiplier Effect!

Magellan Transport Logistics is a provider of choice for government entities and contractors. This new partnership supports American Medical Depot’s ongoing work towards creating more value in the VA MSPV-NG Supply Chain, specifically in the form of faster speed of delivery and optimal supply chain management. Together, Magellan and AMD’s next generation technology makes freight management seamless, and simplifies the tracking of measurable key performance indicators.

“We are excited to work with Magellan Transport Logistics. They have the depth and breadth we need to ensure we are delivering on our commitments to our customers,” said American Medical Depot Chief Executive Officer, Sukrit Agrawal.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veteran’s hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 20 years AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://www.amdnext.com.

About Magellan Transport Logistics
Magellan Transport Logistics has quickly become a leader in transportation by recruiting some of the most talented leaders and logistics professionals in the industry. Magellan was formed on the principles versatility, reliability, and honesty, while moving freight in a safe and economical manner via rail, truck, air and marine conveyance methodologies. For more information, visit www.magellantransportlogistics.com.

About the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Utilization (OSDBU)
The VA OSDBU enables Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses. Current transformation efforts increase awareness, reduce risk, enhance access, improve procurement mechanisms, and promote better performance in meeting small business goals. For more information, visit www.va.gov/OSDBU/about/index.asp.

September 2019

Healthcare Industry Veteran Michael Orscheln Joins Executive Team at American Medical Depot

American Medical Depot (AMD) is proud to announce Michael J. Orscheln has joined AMD’s leadership team as President, Alternate Site Care. Mike joins the company to lead a focused effort in a segment of the market which represents all sites of care outside the hospital. This includes physician’s office, surgery centers, community healthcare centers, correctional health, long term care and home care.

This latest important addition to AMD’s management highlights American Medical Depot’s commitment to align its offering with the ever-shifting healthcare landscape as more and more healthcare is being provided outside the hospital setting.

“We are thrilled to have a leader of Mike’s caliber and experience leading the AMD Alternate Site Care business as this customer segment will only continue to expand and grow in importance in the future,” said Sukrit Agrawal, AMD’s CEO in his remarks welcoming Mike to the AMD family at the most recent AMD All Employee Town Hall Meeting.

Mike will lead the charge to strategically expand the AMD’s offering in pharmaceutical and laboratory, and add a broad array of services to best align with the needs of AMD’s out-of-hospital customers. AMD will continue to make unbiased product recommendations without the conflicts inherent to private label/self-manufactured products. AMD is the only major distributor in the US healthcare market that doesn’t private label products and is strictly focused on adding new technologies and developing processes that provide the highest quality service and supply chain solutions to customers.

Mike Orscheln has 35+ years in the healthcare industry, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Health (formerly Patterson Medical), the leading value-added specialty distributor in the rehabilitation, recovery and sports medicine market. From 2007 to 2012, Mike was President and Chief Executive Officer at Phonak LLC. Mike brings extensive experience in the U.S. medical-surgical, pharmaceutical, laboratory and capital equipment distribution businesses, having held general management positions at American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare, Moore Corporation and Cardinal Health.

Very active in the support of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), Mike was Chairman in 2017 and has served on the Board since 2014. He was also a member of the HIDA Physicians Advisory Council from 2003 -2007 and was Vice-Chairman in 2007.

Mike was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University in Kansas.

About AMD

American Medical Depot (AMD) is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 25 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership. For more information visit https://www.amdnext.com, or follow us on Facebook (AMDNext), LinkedIn (AMD-solutions), or Twitter (AMD_NEXT).

April 2019

American Medical Depot Provides Keynote at Broward & Beyond Conference

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces the selection of Beverly Kuykendall, American Medical Depot President of Government Business, as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference. If past performance is any indication of future expectations, Kuykendall’s attendance will ignite the event’s celebration of entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. The event will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019 and the Signature Grand in Davie, FL, and the keynote will begin at 12:30 PM.

Beverly Kuykendall is in high demand as a speaker and recognized expert in the field of government contracting. Most recently, she was recognized by “Legacy Magazine” as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership.

The 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference attracts over 650 professionals that will benefit from dedicated networking sessions, including the inaugural Biz Babble forum. The general conference includes five educational tracks: Startup, Growth, Human Services / Nonprofits, Creative / Cultural, and International.

“I am passionate about the possibilities to create success in the pursuit of government contracts,” says Ms. Kuykendall. “It’s important to empower existing and future government contractors. AMD takes every opportunity to share information, experiences and resources.”

Ms. Kuykendall joins other executives and thought leaders at the 2019 Broward & Beyond Business Conference from organizations like Nova Southeastern University and the Crockett Foundation. To register for the Conference, visit http://www.broward.org/EconDev/conferences/Pages/BrowardandBeyondBizCon.aspx.

About the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)
Broward County’s economy is strengthened by the quantity and diversity of its business community – large and small. The annual Broward & Beyond Business Conference supports the Broward County Board of County Commissioners’ vision of “a vibrant economy with a diverse, skilled workforce, in a County offering unique advantages that attract all types of businesses to create equitable, countywide prosperity” and value of “ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses in Broward.”

Presented by the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, the Broward & Beyond Business Conference is designed to provide information, technical assistance and support to its varied participants. The goal of this annual conference is to advance the reach of our numerous business operations within and beyond the region via relevant and useful content delivered in multiple educational formats. Through this conference and its other programs and services, OESBD encourages the sustained development of South Florida’s business community by leading the County’s efforts within the marketplace.

March 2019

American Medical Depot Names Chief Medical Officer

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces Jason Radick, MD has joined AMD’s leadership team as full time Chief Medical Officer. This latest addition to AMD highlights American Medical Depot’s commitment to expanding the value it brings to customers by making clinical expertise available as healthcare providers become increasingly focused on clinical outcomes over product acquisition cost. Overall this expanded capability fits well within the company’s ongoing commitment to fully align its financial incentives with its customers by making unbiased product recommendations without the conflicts inherent to private label/self-manufactured products. AMD is the only major distributor in the US healthcare market that doesn’t private label/self-manufactured products and is strictly focused on adding new technologies and developing processes that provide the highest quality service and supply chain solutions to AMD customers.

Dr. Radick joins the team as Chief Medical Officer, with more than 20 years experience as a clinical physician specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Radick has demonstrated strong technical expertise when developing clinical protocols with respect to utilization, efficacy, safety and multi-disciplinary collaboration to provide a solid return on effort and investment. Most recently, Dr. Radick served as Partner, Board member and a Practice Leader for the Physicians Group of South Florida, and Medical Director for Sinai Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He is well versed in managing daily operations for multi-specialty physicians’ groups, with proven results of increasing physician productivity and effective billing practices. He was a national speaker and key opinion leader and expert for pharmaceutical and device companies and served as a legal consultant and expert witness for leading law firms. Additionally, Dr Radick served as Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for over a decade.

“Dr. Radick brings an inside perspective to the needs of physicians in terms of providing patients with the best possible care. He understands the need for quality medical supplies for the most efficient patient treatment protocols from a user’s perspective, and his contributions to AMD and as resource to our customers will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and uncover new ways to create and serve a patient-centric medical supply chain,” says American Medical Depot CEO, Sukrit Agrawal. “I am excited to welcome Dr. Radick to American Medical Depot as we take the next step toward building a well-rounded team of professionals with deep understanding of the healthcare industry.”

Dr. Radick has been published 13 times in peer review journals. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts, in Biology from Washington University, in St. Louis.

AMD’s Agrawal appointed to Board of Advisors – Coalition for Government Procurement

American Medical Depot (AMD) announces the appointment of President, Akhil K. Agrawal to the Coalition for Government Procurement Board of Advisors.

Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition for Government Procurement said, “As a member of the Coalition’s Board of Advisors, Mr. Agrawal will advise the Coalition on issues of interest to its membership, particularly those involved in the Federal healthcare marketplace. In addition. Mr. Agrawal will provide invaluable insights that will help shape the Coalition’s policy priorities, membership opportunities, and organizational direction. The Coalition is very fortunate to include Akhil as a member of the Board of Advisors. He is widely recognized as a leading industry expert, and we are so excited to begin working with Akhil in his new capacity.”

Prior to establishing AMD, a technology-driven Medical/Surgical Supply and Equipment distribution company serving commercial and federal acute care hospitals since 1993, Mr. Agrawal served in the Banking Industry in various capacities and held numerous positions of responsibility.

Mr. Agrawal served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Distributors Association, President of the Board of Directors of the National Healthcare Alliance; member of the Governor of the State of Florida’s Healthcare Policy Team, and served as the co-leader of the Department of Health Transition Team. He is a Founding Board member and Chairman of the Education and Research Committee of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), and has served on the US Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council (NAC) Executive Committee, the State of Florida Council for Efficient Government, the Board of Directors of Indian-American Republican Council, and is active in numerous other professional and civic organizations and corporate boards serving in leadership capacities.

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About AMD

American Medical Depot (AMD) is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 25 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership. For more information visit www.amdnext.com, or follow us on Facebook (AMDNext), LinkedIn (AMD-solutions), or Twitter (AMD_NEXT).

About the Coalition for Government Procurement

The Coalition was founded in 1979 to advocate a common sense approach to government contracting. The Coalition is the only organization specifically representing the well-being of government contractors whose contracts are administered by GSA, regardless of the industry or size of the company. With over 240-member companies, the coalition represents more than $145 billion of services and products sold to the Federal Government each year. For more information on the Coalition, membership events and opportunities, visit the Coalition’s website http://www.thecgp.org.

January 2019

American Medical Depot Announces New Board Appointments

American Medical Depot (AMD) today announces the appointment of Steve Nielson and Steve Inacker to the AMD Board of Directors.

Mr. Nielsen has a deeply successful background in the highest leadership positions, including as Chief Executive Officer of Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the nation’s largest privately held supplier of diagnostic instrumentation and clinical lab products.  Prior to that, Nielsen was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Activus Healthcare Solutions, a distribution company specializing in the sales of medical and surgical disposables to the Alternate Site Provider market. From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Nielsen held senior management positions with McKesson General Medical (previously General Medical), most recently as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer with responsibility for $1.7 billion in annual sales. He also served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for Bergen Brunswig Medical/Surgical, a $160 million medical/surgical products distribution products company, from 1982 through 1984. Mr. Nielsen is a U.S. Army Veteran and has served on various boards and committees, including as a Trustee at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

“Steve Nielsen is passionate about healthcare and we are excited to welcome him to AMD’s board of directors,” said AMD CEO, Sukrit Agrawal. “Steve’s dedication to improving healthcare through strategic delivery of medical supplies will be extremely valuable as American Medical Depot continues on its expansion trajectory.”

Mr. Steve Inacker serves as President of Oncology Services International, Inc., a position he has held since 2018. Mr. Inacker has served as the President of Hospital Sales and Services at Cardinal Health, Inc. and as the President of Channel Management – Medical Segment. Mr. Inacker held responsibility for sales, marketing, services and operations of the acute and non acute distribution businesses within the Medical Segment of Cardinal Health. Mr. Inacker served as President of the Clinical/Procedural Division within the Medical Segment, was responsible for the Presource Products and Services and the Clinical Apparel/Patient Protection (CAPP) business units. He served as Executive Vice President of Global Supplier Services for the Healthcare Supply Chain Services sector of Cardinal Health, and was responsible for the direct spend and vendor relations for the branded pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, consumer health, Presource and manufacturer services businesses. Mr. Inacker joined Cardinal Health in 1992 as a sales representative for the Converters/Custom Sterile manufacturing business, moving into management and consulting positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Inacker was region director for the Hospital Supply distribution in the upstate New York market and was then named vice president of sales operations for Presource. Mr. Inacker then rejoined the distribution organization as vice president of distribution technology where he was responsible for the facility design, infrastructure planning and warehouse management system functions of the US Distribution network. He was then promoted to president of the Midwest Region where he oversaw sales and operations for Hospital Supply’s largest Presidential Region, including 11 distribution centers supporting all channels of service in 10 states. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Lock Haven University.

“After a thoughtful and careful search to fill the most recent seats on AMD’s board of directors, Steve Inacker was a clear choice. He brings such a breadth of experience in this industry, from almost every kind of functional role, giving him a diverse perspective that will ignite meaningful decision making and conversations during this exciting time of growth at American Medical Depot,” said American Medical Depot President, Akhil Agrawal. “It is my deep pleasure to welcome both Mr. Nielsen and Mr. Inacker to our board.”

About American Medical Depot
American Medical Depot (AMD) is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 25 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit https://www.amdnext.com.

October 2018

American Medical Depot Awarded Multi-Year Department of Defense Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it has awarded American Purchasing Services LLC, doing business as American Medical Depot, a maximum $49,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hospital capital equipment and accessories. This competitive contract award win provides major capital equipment and related supplies to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The Department of Veterans Affairs has also stepped up its utilization of this contract vehicle. The five-year contract has a commencement date of September 20, 2018 with a completion date of September 19, 2023. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“We are grateful for the continued trust the Department of Defense places in American Medical Depot to deliver and install large capital equipment and supplies in conjunction with our leading world-class OEM partners,” said American Medical Depot President, Akhil Agrawal. “Smart turnkey supply chain solutions are our expertise.”

American Medical Depot has a very strong working knowledge and long standing relationships in federal healthcare including a strong track record of making cutting edge technologies available to DoD, VA, Indian Health Service, Bureau of Prisons and NIH. For more information about the Department of Defense contract awards, visit https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical equipment and supplies utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Over the last 25 years, AMD has worked closely with Federal Healthcare policy makers to consistently develop innovative contracting vehicles allowing VA and DoD clinicians access to the latest lifesaving technologies in the care of our nation’s warfighters, their families and veterans. For more information, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the Department of Defense
The Department of Defense is the Nation’s oldest and largest government agency. The Department’s mission is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. With more than 500,000 facilities, the Department of Defense manages a multi-billion dollar global supply chain. It holds responsibility for the following groups: Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Unified Combatant Commands, and the Military Service Seals. For more information, visit https://dod.defense.gov/.

August 2018

MedPro Disposal and American Medical Depot Partner to Provide Additional Savings to Physicians

For more than two years, American Medical Depot (AMD) has partnered with MedPro Disposal, LLC to offer affordable and convenient medical waste disposal services. AMD customers gain access to exclusive discounts on regulated medical waste disposal, document destruction, pharmaceutical disposal and compliance training through MedPro.

The connection between the two companies goes deeper than just a mutual purpose of providing access to a cost-effective solution for physicians to properly dispose of needles, sharps and other materials. It extends to both of their beginnings – small companies who deliver big impact for their customers.

MedPro gives medical professionals confidence that they are getting a reliable, cost-effective medical waste solution that is compliant with EPA waste disposal guidelines. Current AMD customers can take advantage of exclusive discounts by visiting https://www.medprodisposal.com/ or by calling 888-308-6139.

July 2018

American Medical Depot’s Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business, Joins Women in the Workplace Empowerment Event

American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to join the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) at its upcoming Women in the Workplace event. AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall will present during the panel, Women in the C Suite: Positioned to Prosper, where she will share her professional journey and lessons learned that shaped her into the dynamic leader she is today. The GLAAACC event will be held on August 29, 2018 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Founded in 1991, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce promotes growth and economic development of the African American business enterprise. The organization fosters a community of focused business professionals at varying levels of career development. The GLAAACC provides many opportunities and benefits to its members, but its specific focus is on four areas of progress:

1. Growing and developing business domestically and internationally
2. Providing information on access to capital
3. Creating networking environments
4. Influencing public policies to make them more favorable to African Americans

As a highly requested speaker and proponent of increasing professional opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses, Ms. Kuykendall brings a healthy mix of personability and genuine passion to the discussion. The panel will include conversation around leveraging the media, seeking out a mentor,  and advocating for your own career advancement.

“It is always a pleasure to be in a room of women that comes in with a purpose; They are there to learn, borrow from each other, and teach their colleagues in their own unique way. The surest way to success is to motivate and uplift each other so that we all win together. The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce has created the perfect event for doing just that,” said Ms. Kuykendall.

For more information about the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, visit www.glaaacc.org.

About American Medical Depot
AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD currently services Veterans hospital facilities across the Eastern seaboard as part of a contract award by the VA designed to streamline procurement. For over 20 years, AMD has executed proven value-add models and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets

About the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) serves as an advocate for African American-owned businesses, and promotes their growth and expansion into international arenas by focusing on legislative advocacy, and identifying and developing business opportunities and strategic business alliances.

GLAAACC works to combine the resources of the African American business community and other business organizations in order to secure solutions for expanding business opportunities. In 1999, GLAAACC created the GLAAACC Education Fund & Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit public benefit corporation, to provide scholarships for high school students seeking a degree in business or a related field.