Behind Aii, are dozens of experts in their fields. Our Staff Leadership, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council work together to guide research and educational content that is making a lasting impact on American infrastructure.

Staff Leadership

Meet the leaders of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure.

Benjamin Dierker

Director of Public Policy

Andrew Jefferis

Media Coordinator

David Venable WSF2018

David Venable

Senior Fellow


The Board of Directors is the principal governing body of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure. The volunteer Directors include professionals with management and policy expertise in a wide variety of public service, non-profit, and private enterprise including military service, law, cybersecurity, and more.

Scott Harper


Chris Kilgore


Jack Reape


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David Venable


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council exists to share centuries of combined experience and insight on policy and research topics. This voluntary Council is made up of well-known pioneers in their fields and provides valuable bipartisan insight.

Sam G. Bonasso

Samuel G. Bonasso, PE, F. ASCE, career civil engineer, inventor, consultant, and Adjunct Civil Engineering Professor at West Virginia University. Served publicly as WV Secretary of Transportation and Deputy Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)/Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), TS-SCI Clearance, USDOT, Washington, DC. President, Reinforced Aggregates Company and inventor of Mechanical Concrete®.

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Steve Clark

John Steven (Steve) Clark was the longest-serving attorney general in Arkansas history. Steve Clark is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Steve is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in Fayetteville, and a veteran of the United States Army.

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Kevin Gluba

Kevin Gluba previously served as Aii’s Executive Director. Prior to his work at Aii, he was appointed to the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) by President Barack Obama in 2009, where he had the pleasure of serving in several leadership roles. He is also a seasoned political campaign veteran.

Warren Hoemann

Warren Hoemann is a former Senior Vice President for the American Trucking Associations and served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, USDOT, under President George W. Bush. Hoemann has over forty years of executive experience in trucking, safety, transportation, and research.

Jonathan McCollum

Jonathan McCollum currently serves as a Director of Government Relations for Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP in their Washington, D.C. office. His prior experience includes managing numerous high-profile political campaigns across the country. Through his relationships on the Hill and within the current Administration, Mr. McCollum successfully leads the clients of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron through complicated legislative and administrative issues.


Andrew Morriss

Andrew Morriss is Dean of the School of Innovation and Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Texas A&M University, where he is also a professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the School of Law. He received his A.B. from Princeton, his J.D. and M.Pub.Aff. from the University of Texas at Austin, his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., and his M.A. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M. He previously served as dean of A&M’s law school, held the Jones Chair at the University of Alabama School of Law, was the Workman Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, and the Roush Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has published more than 60 scholarly works on regulatory policy, international finance, environmental law, and employment law.