IAI - Infrastructure Advancement Institute

Infrastructure Advancement Institute is a non-profit organization established in the State of Texas. The Institute is organized to foster development in infrastructure construction, operation, and maintenance, while encouraging  cooperation between public and private sectors. The Institute will strive to collaborate with other appropriate associations and agencies in considering matters of mutual interest in serving the public need as well as to educate the general public about infrastructure in United States of America.


The Institute is governed by the Board of Directors. Please click on the name below for a detail biography for each of the Directors information.


Mahsa Arastoo, Aguirre-Fields

Graham Bettis, TxDOT*

Secretary-Treasurer, Mark Bouma, NTTA*

Vice President, Michael Bauer, Walsh Group/Archer Western*

Juan Contreras III, Michael Baker International

Past President, Gregg Freeby, ASBI*

Corbett Freeman, Costello*

Wassim Ghannoum, UT San Antonio

Troy Gjerde, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure

Frank Holzmann, Volkert

Randy Hopmann, TxDOT (Retired)

President, Gregg Hostetler, Infrastructure Engineers*

Tammy Huddleston, DFW International Airport

Shane Malkowski, Sundt Construction

Alena Mikhaylova, Rinker Materials*

Paul Reitz, Volkert

Stan Swiatek, TxDOT

* Executive Committee Member


Executive Director:

C.L. Caleb Hing, Consor Engineers


For the governing document of the Institute, please click on the link to the right to download the PDF.

  • Each year, Americans lose more than $9 billion in productivity from flight delays (Port Authority of NY's/NJ's Flight Delay Task Force Report).

  • Ports need to accommodate a near doubling of cargo volumes by 2020, with some ports facing tripling or quadrupling of container volumes moving across their piers (The Chamber's Transportation Challenge: Moving the U.S. Economy study).

  • It is estimated that an investment of $148 billion is needed just to keep pace with economic growth and ensure that the freight railroads can carry the volume of freight forecast for 2035 (Association of American Railroads).

  • To cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, the world would need to invest $45 trillion in energy, build some 1,400 nuclear power plants, and vastly expand wind power (International Energy Agency).

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