YPI is an industry focused non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 by young professionals active in the US infrastructure space. We are an entirely member-led organization in which our members dedicate time and expertise to help improve the infrastructure industry by:

  • Increasing knowledge transfer and information sharing among young professionals within the industry.
  • Cultivating dynamic and meaningful relationships among young professionals across sectors and disciplines.
  • Driving increased diversity and inclusion within the infrastructure industry.
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of public-private partnerships and other alternative delivery methods.

Our Pillars

We carry out our mission by hosting events and developing programming for our member community grounded on three key pillars

  • Relationship Building

    Cultivate a network of leaders across the public and private sectors.

  • Education & Professional Development

    Provide opportunities for growth and knowledge transfer.

  • Diversity & Workforce

    Promote diversity and foster inclusion, addressing critical workforce issues.
    YPI stands in solidarity with the Black community

Initiatives

Bringing together young professionals across the American infrastructure industry, YPI fosters growth and development through conferences, workshops, networking socials, university lectures and exclusive initiatives.

As the world continues to change, infrastructure leaders of the future will need unprecedented knowledge, innovation and adaptability to meet new trends and exceed best practices. YPI offers members access to valuable resources and coaching, including:

YPI is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 Fellowship and inaugural “Building the Future” Grant are now open for undergraduate and graduate students.

YPI Fellowship Program

The YPI 2021 Fellowship is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to engage with professionals in the infrastructure sector to help further their academic research and contribute to important industry issues. Grants will be awarded to two Fellows of up to $5,000 to support their research.

YPI Building the Future Grant

The “Building The Future” Grant is an award for both undergraduate and graduate students, which is designed to support greater diversity within our organization and the infrastructure industry. Selected students will receive free membership to YPI and be eligible for an award of up to $2,500.

2021 Deadline: May 1, 2021.

View application guidelines to apply today. Please email applications@ypinfrastructure.com with any questions.

Membership Spotlight

Each month, YPI is proud to highlight the accomplishments of our members, sharing experiences and insights that have shaped their development within the industry. From personal anecdotes to market trends, learn more about the infrastructure sector and how you can position yourself for success.

Read this month’s spotlight or submit a nomination to our Education and Professional Development Committee.

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Team

YPI’s leadership is comprised of an executive committee, board of directors and five subject-specific committees that help to implement events, best practices and initiatives.

Executive Committee

Committees

Focused on building out initiatives to increase knowledge transfer and professional development of YPI members, including the book club and jobs platform.

Chair: Kevin McKinnon, Morgan Stanley
Chair: Roberto Alvarado, HNTB

Working to increase diversity and foster inclusion in YPI as an organization and throughout its work. Also focused on driving forward increased diversity within the US P3 industry more broadly and addressing pressing workforce issues nationwide.

Chair: Tianyi Yang, EY

Responsible for partnership with educational institutions, including YPI sponsored activities, research, and publications.

Chair: Matthew Komisarjevsky, ACS
Chair: Andrew Petrisin, WSP

Focused on the delivery of the agreed events schedule for the year and identifying additional opportunities to expand YPI’s presence nationally.

Chair: Tristan Robinson, Ashurst
Chair: Brian Shell, WSP

Responsible for driving membership growth (both individual and organizational) and for managing data regarding existing members. Relationship management with members also a focus.

Chair: Toren Murphy, Gibson Dunn
Chair: Tim Kennedy, MBA candidate

Board Members

Executive Organizational Members