AIHA’s Mark Ames to Join Board of Directors of [Re]Build America’s School Infrastructure Coalition
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 3, 2022)—AIHA is proud to announce that Mark Ames, the association’s director of government relations, has joined the board of directors of the [Re]Build America’s Schools Infrastructure Coalition’s (BASIC). This non-partisan coalition of civic, public sector, labor, and industry associations aims to secure federal funding to help under-served public school districts modernize and build K-12 public school facilities. Ames first got involved with BASIC in 2021. Since then, he has been involved with the coalition’s federal advocacy, safety and design, strategic planning, and membership growth activities.
According to Ames, students, teachers, principals, and other school personnel confront complex hazards, decisions, and funding challenges every day, which directly impact learning and working conditions in the nation’s schools. “The BASIC coalition is one of the leading national organizations focused on improving school infrastructure, and I’m honored to join its board of directors,” said Ames. “I look forward to applying my nearly 20 years of workforce development and infrastructure government relations experience to help improve the lives of students, school personnel, and communities nationwide.”
BASIC was formed in late 2016, under the leadership of the 21st Century School Fund, the National Council on School Facilities, the Center for Cities + Schools at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
AIHA is the association for scientists and professionals committed to preserving occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Founded in 1939, we support our members with our expertise, networks, comprehensive education programs, and other products and services that help them maintain the highest professional and competency standards. More than half of AIHA's nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed across the public and private sectors, as well as to the communities in which they work. For more information, visit www.aiha.org.