For Immediate Release: February 27, 2024

Contact: Andrew Jefferis,


Federal HazMat and Emergency Management Expert Joins Safety Non-Profit


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27, 2024) – The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) has named Timothy P. Butters to its Board of Directors. Butters, a senior executive in the Administration of Barrack Obama, served as the Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), where he was instrumental in safely and securely overseeing all hazardous materials shipped via air, land, rail, sea, and pipeline.

“I am honored to be joining the Aii Board of Directors, and I look forward to leveraging my expertise as we address pressing issues,” said new Aii Board Member Timothy P. Butters.

Following PHMSA, Butters also served at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where he served as senior advisor in FAA’s Office of Airports and provided public safety expertise in several key program areas including Unmanned Aircraft, Aviation Event Emergency Planning, and Commercial Space Transportation. Prior to his federal service, Butters was a professional firefighter and EMT in Fairfax City, Virginia, retiring as an Assistant Fire Chief.

As a first responder, Butters was a member of the National Capital Region Type III Incident Management Team (IMT). He has been deployed to major disaster sites to support local incident management operations, including Hurricanes Katrina (MS) and Ike (TX), wildfires, presidential inauguration support, and other large events.  Butters has also held senior leadership positions with International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“We are fortunate to have Tim join the Board,” said Aii Chairman and Founder Brigham McCown. “Tim’s expertise as a first responder and regulator is a huge asset to our mission.”

Celebrating a decade of non-partisan public policy service, the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure seeks to foster innovative solutions to significant infrastructure and public policy challenges.

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The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is an independent, national research and educational organization dedicated to identifying our nation’s infrastructure needs, creating awareness of those needs, and finding solutions to critical public policy challenges. Aii strives to promote proven, innovative technology and higher safety standards in a non-partisan manner to achieve excellence nationwide. The Alliance is a think tank consisting of two non-profits: the National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (NISF) 501(c)(4) and the Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS) 501(c)(3). (