Asphalt Institute Committees

The following is a list of our committees. Please click on the name of a committee below to view its description, officers and members.

Affiliate CommitteeAffiliate Committee

The Affiliate Committee is made up of companies that have asphalt-related interests as described in the AI bylaws. This committee oversees activities specifically related to Affiliate Members which support the regular membership in promoting the use of asphalt through engineering, research and education.

Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Advisory CouncilAsphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Advisory Council

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is a coalition between the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the State Asphalt Pavement Association (SAPA). The Alliance's mission is to establish asphalt pavement as the preferred choice for quality, performance and the environment. The APA will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering and education and innovation. The Asphalt Institute participates through the Go-To-Market Council with oversight of the Deployment Committee. NAPA/AI staff work together on content, media relations, social media, development and distribution of materials. The APA Advisory Council monitors programs that are the focus of the agreed upon work plan created by the APA. This council is made up of two member representatives and the AI President.

Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Marketing CouncilAsphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Marketing Council

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) is a coalition between the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the State Asphalt Pavement Association (SAPA). The Alliance's mission is to establish asphalt pavement as the preferred choice for quality, performance and the environment. The APA will accomplish this through research, technology transfer, engineering and education and innovation. The Asphalt Institute participates through the Marketing Council with oversight of the Advisory Council. NAPA/AI staff work together on content, media relations, social media, development and distribution of materials. This committee oversees the Go-to-Market initiative (NAPA), the Pavement Economics Committee(NAPA) and the APA Advisory Council (formerly the deployment council). The council is made up of three AI member representatives and the AI President. there are six NAPA representatives. For the SAPAs, there are two representatives.

Asphalt Pavement Alliance(APA) Marketing CouncilAsphalt Pavement Alliance(APA) Marketing Council

The APA Marketing Council oversees the Go-to-Market initiative, the Pavement Economics Committee and the APA Advisory Council. The council is made up of three member representatives and the AI President.

Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors

The Board of Directors is in control and supervision of all officers, agents and employees of the institute, in which is vested the management and direction of the operations, activities and affairs of the institute. The Board approves the annual budget and handles governance matters.

Canadian CommitteeCanadian Committee

The Canadian Committee oversees and provides direction regarding institute activities related to promoting the use of asphalt in Canada through engineering, research and education.

Centennial CommitteeCentennial Committee

The Centennial Committee is assisting with the planning and development of the Asphalt Institute's Centennial Celebration and serves under the purview of the Marketing Committee.

Chair's Advisory GroupChair's Advisory Group

The Chair's Advisory Group are past chairs of the institute who provide support to the current chair.

Editorial Board, Asphalt MagazineEditorial Board, Asphalt Magazine

Asphalt magazine is published three times per year, has a circulation of 18,000 and is mailed to over 100 countries. Service on the Editorial Board includes reviewing articles prior to publication.

EPIC Class Selection CommitteeEPIC Class Selection Committee

EPIC is an acronym representing the ways adults learn. Experiential, Participatory, Image-driven and Communicative. The institute's EPIC Leadership Development Program is designed to build leaders within our membership, expand member knowledge of our industry and advance member understanding of the inner workings of the institute. The EPIC Selection Committee review the applications for potential program participants. Students who fall behind in course work or who may be at risk for completing the program are referred to this committee for determination of corrective action. This committee may also be called upon to make a ruling on substitute students during the academic year.

Executive CommitteeExecutive Committee

The Executive Committee typically meets at the institute's spring and summer meetings and handles governance matters.

Finance CommitteeFinance Committee

The Finance Committee has responsibility for financial oversight of institute affairs. This committee advises the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on financial policy and controls that safeguard institute assets. It oversees the development of budgets, forecasts, long-term projections and dues structure and monitors their implementation once approved by the board. Working with the Investment Committee, it oversees performance of institute reserves by reviewing the trustee's compliance with Investment Policy and by utilizing Reserve Policy guidelines.

Health, Safety & Environment CommitteeHealth, Safety & Environment Committee

The Health, Safety & Environment Committee (HSE) reviews, coordinates, monitors and manages AI programs and activities on health, safety and environmental issues related to the manufacture of asphalt and asphalt-based products.

Investment CommitteeInvestment Committee

The Investment Committee is chaired by the treasurer and has fiduciary and financial oversight responsibility for the institute's three reserve funds and the Employee Thrift Plan. The committee reviews quality and performance of funds in compliance with investment policy on a quarterly basis by phone and in person. It reviews and recommends changes to investment policies, trustees and investment advisors. Committee members will be assisted by a registered investment advisor and will be kept informed of recommended best practices and appropriate laws and regulations for compliance purposes. Finance Committee experience is helpful for this position.

Marketing CommitteeMarketing Committee

The Marketing Committee guides the institute's strategic marketing efforts. Examples include marketing AI benefits to members and promoting the increased use of asphalt to industry and consumer targets.

Meetings Task ForceMeetings Task Force

The Meetings Task Force develops and recommends future AI meeting locations. It serves under the purview of the PPRC but all members can volunteer.

Membership CommitteeMembership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement activities. Current programs include the EPIC Leadership Development Program, the Mentor Program and the Longevity Awards Program.

Nominating CommitteeNominating Committee

The Nominating Committee slates members for vacant board and committee positions from a volunteer list and presents the slate for board approval at the institute's annual meeting.

Personnel Advisory CommitteePersonnel Advisory Committee

The Personnel Advisory Committee (PAC) reviews and develops personnel policy guidelines in cooperation with the president, monitors employee benefit programs, recommends annual personnel budget levels, sets the president's compensation and administers AI's Recognition of Achievement and Emeritus Designation programs.

Public Policy/Relationships CommitteePublic Policy/Relationships Committee

The Public Policy/Relationships Committee (PPRC) reviews, coordinates and monitors the institute's role in media, public relations and public advocacy activities, and AI's involvement with asphalt pavement and roofing promotional programs, allied associations and agencies.

Roofing Technical Advisory CommitteeRoofing Technical Advisory Committee

The Roofing Technical Advisory Committee (RTAC) provides direction for AI activities related to technical issues that impact the asphalt roofing industry.

Technical Advisory CommitteeTechnical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides direction for AI activities related to technical issues that impact the asphalt industry.

AI Foundation Committees

The following is a list of AIF committees. Please click on the name of a committee below to view its description, officers and members.

AIF Board of DirectorsAIF Board of Directors

The Asphalt Institute Foundation's (AIF) mission is to conduct strategic research and educational activities that are designed to advance and improve the liquid asphalt industry. AIF is a 501(c)3 organization. The AIF Board of Directors meets at the institute's annual meeting and approves the annual budget and handles governance matters.

AIF Development CommitteeAIF Development Committee

The Development Committee reviews and develops donor development and sustainment guidelines, programs and support. The committee establishes and maintains endowment fund(s) to support the mission and goals of the Foundation.

AIF Education CommitteeAIF Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the development, organization and delivery of strategic education programs, such as the AIF Internship Program, that expand understanding of asphalt and its uses.

AIF Finance CommitteeAIF Finance Committee

The Finance Committee coordinates the Board’s financial oversight responsibilities by recommending policy and monitoring its implementation. This committee has financial oversight over the investments of the Foundation and manages the annual budget process.

AIF Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. Catalyst for Change Initiative CouncilAIF Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. Catalyst for Change Initiative Council

The Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. Catalyst for Change Initiative Council works to fund research and education initiatives that promote innovation in the asphalt industry.

AIF Golf Task ForceAIF Golf Task Force

The Golf Task Force helps plan the Asphalt Institute Foundation's signature event, the annual golf tournament, and is under the purview of the AIF Marketing and Communications Committee.

AIF Kirk Scholars Review PanelAIF Kirk Scholars Review Panel

The Kirk Scholars Review Panel annually reviews scholarship applications for the Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship Fund. The review panel sets criteria and recommends monetary scholarship awards for top applicants.

AIF Marketing and Communications CommitteeAIF Marketing and Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications Committee is responsible for the Asphalt Institute Foundation’s marketing plan carrying out the execution of materials to promote the Foundation’s mission.

AIF Research CommitteeAIF Research Committee

The Research Committee is responsible for the development, organization and delivery of strategic research programs including defining research objectives and soliciting proposals to conduct identified research.

AIF STAR Symposium Planning Task ForceAIF STAR Symposium Planning Task Force

The STAR Symposium Planning Task Force helps plan the Asphalt Institute Foundation's STAR Symposium.