For Immediate Release | Contact: Jill Liest  (703) 574-7376

Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure Taps former Obama Administration Official as Executive Director 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017)—The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) has welcomed Kevin Gluba (@KevinGluba), a veteran political and government relations professional, as its newest Executive Director. His experience in public service, business and politics will be invaluable to Aii as it continues to expand during 2016.

“Aii tirelessly advocates for innovative public policy solutions to meet our nation’s infrastructure challenges,” Gluba said. “and I look forward to leading this non-partisan organization as we continue to be a thought leader on this important topic.”

“We are looking forward to Kevin’s tenure with Aii, and firmly believe his leadership will ensure Aii will make great strides forward, improving the safety and security of America’s national infrastructure,” said Brigham McCown (@BAMcCown). “The alliance continues to attract top public policy talent.  Kevin is a strong leader who will help steer our vision, and ensure we stay on track working to develop and highlight the innovative public policies.”

Gluba previously served in leadership roles in the Administration of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  As a Senior Advisor, he focused on trade and investment policy, the National Export Initiative, and the SelectUSA program.

The Iowa native began his political career as a Campaign Manager for his father’s campaigns for U.S. House (IA-1) and Mayor of Davenport—Iowa’s 3rd largest city–before working in 7 battleground states for the historic 2008 Obama for America Presidential campaign. Gluba left public service in 2014 to start a boutique government relations consulting firm, Gluba & Associates, working closely with U.S. cities, manufacturers, and economic development organizations.

Former Executive Director Shane Skelton (@ShaneSkelton)—who led Aii through its initial launch—will stay on as Policy Advisor.

About: The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is an independent, national, educational organization dedicated to identifying our nation’s infrastructure needs, creating awareness of those needs, and developing public-private partnerships to address those issues. Aii strives to promote proven, innovative technology and higher safety standards to achieve industry excellence nationwide. The Alliance consists of two non-profits, the National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (NISF) 501(c)(4) and the Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS) 501(c)(3).