AIAI Appoints New Board President

August 03, 2022

Washington DC: The Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI) welcomes Sam Chai, President, Kiewit Development Company to the role of Board President 

With the passage of IIJA it is more pertinent than ever to emphasize the importance of private finance as we replace and repair critical infrastructure throughout the US.  Leveraging the leadership of Sam Chai, AIAI will continue to address industry topics and support public agencies through education and information on alternative delivery.

 “Sam Chai is an outstanding leader and a true friend of AIAI,” said Bill Marino, AIAI Board Chair and CEO of Star America Infrastructure Partners. “His knowledge and expertise in finance and infrastructure is widely recognized in the industry and his contribution as President of the Board of AIAI will be significant. I look forward to continuing our work together to increase awareness of the value of P3s as we work to strengthen the Association and the impact of its members.”

 “This truly is an exciting time for investment in US infrastructure,” remarked Sam. “With legislation like the IIJA and the greater adoption of collaborative and alternative delivery models, particularly those leveraging private capital, the future looks bright as we continue to address the infrastructure deficit in this country. As a founding member of AIAI, Kiewit is proud of what the Association has accomplished over the past decade by bringing together the best of public and private industry, and I look forward to advancing the important work of AIAI as Board President.”

Lisa Buglione, Executive Director of AIAI adds, “It’s fitting that leadership of one our founding members takes the helm as we enter our 10th year. Kiewit has been an engaged and forceful member of AIAI since its inception and the company’s involvement has very much assisted in bringing us to where we are today. I look forward to Sam’s direction and collaboration as we enter our second decade of service to the industry, public owners and our valued members.”

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