About the Asphalt Institute Foundation®

The Asphalt Institute Foundation’s mission is to conduct strategic research and educational activities that are designed to advance and improve both the liquid asphalt industry and the welfare of the general public.

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is a public charity that meets the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) as a not-for-profit organization. The Foundation annually conducts strategic research and educational activities that are designed to advance and improve both the liquid asphalt industry and the welfare of the general public.

In 2019, the Asphalt Institute Foundation received more than $1,600,000 in contributions and pledges. These gifts enable the foundation to make major strides in accomplishing our mission through the fulfillment of our programs.

We encourage you to learn more about each of these significant contributions in our annual reports, as they are vital in helping us achieve our vision.

Annual Report

2018

Annual Report

2019

Annual Report

2020

Annual Report

2021


Education

  • AIF Internship Program
  • Kirk Scholarship Fund
  • Asphalt Technology Module

Research

  • STAR Symposium
  • Fehsenfeld Catalyst for Change Fund
  • Research RFPs

News

  • Highlights
  • Blog Articles

2022 AI Foundation Board of Directors

Harold (Chip) Ray
Chair (2022)
Asphalt Materials, Inc.

John Barrington
Vice Chair (2023)
Blue Tide Environmental

Larry Schreiner
Treasurer (2023)
Mathy Construction Company

Dave Henderson
Director (2022)
Asphalt Materials, Inc.

J. Baxter Burns
Director (2022)
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

Chris Campbell
Director (2022)
Imperial Oil

Clint Rybak
Director (2022)
Phillips 66 Company

Bob Cheever
Director (2023)
Jebro Inc.

Kat Crownover
Director (2023)
Valero Energy Corporation

Ex-Officio

Jeff Norus
AI Vice Chair (2022)
ExxonMobil

Austin Miller
Immediate Past AIF 
Board Chair (2022) 

Ralph Shirts
Emeritus (2022)

Ex-Officio Staff

Peter T. Grass
President

Allen C. McDaniel
Director, Programs & Development

The Asphalt Institute Foundation extends sincere appreciation and thanks to the following individuals for their service on the board of directors:

Steve Buckner
Flint Hills Resources, LP
2018-2021

Dave Blackburn
AI Emeritus
2019-2021

Patrick Nation
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
2021

Mike O’Leary
Ingevity
2019-2021