ALN Newsletter 10 August 2021

The ALN is honored to be co-host the “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” web program series with the Australian Asset Management Council. The first program in the web series will be held on September 15, 2021 at 6 pm Eastern in the U.S. The program will be available in Australia and around the world. Save the date and look for registration information in the next ALN Newsletter.

We are also honored that the US Technical Advisory Group to the ISO TC 251 Committee that issues ISO 55000 is becoming a member of the ALN. We look forward to the dynamic and highly valuable content that will be provided by the US TAG.

For those of you preparing for Back-to-School, an ALN A55K Professional Certification training course by the Andrew James Advisory Group will start on September 12, 2021. See the registration link below.

This week’s ALN Th@4on August 12 will include a discussion between Colonel (ret.) Ronald Bordenaro and ALN Director, Communications Mike Bordenaro. As always, see more in People and register at this link.

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Colonel (ret.) Ronald Bordenaro has had a varied career that includes more than 30 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Because of his reserve service, Col. Bordenaro also had a full career as an educator and 8 years as the Village of South Holland Building Code Enforcer. With Masters’ Degrees in both Education and Warfare, he has been a life-long advocate for innovative approaches to asset management long before ISO 55000 standardized best practices. He will share experience from combat asset management to secure facilities asset management to information management and more. (Editors’ note: Colonel Bordenaro is the father of ALN Director, Communication Mike Bordenaro, who has wanted him as a guest since the series began.) Register at this link.


Submit an Op-Ed to the ALN

The ALN is going to establish Editorial and an Op-Ed pages on our website to allow explicit requests of governments, institutions and commercial organizations to improve their asset management activities. Explicit calls to action about policy, legislation, and processes are needed to accelerate adoption of a structured approach to asset management, such as adherence to ISO 55000. Editorials will allow ALN Executives, Board Members, and Senior Fellows to represent the viewpoint of the ALN. Op-Eds will allow ALN organizational members and supporters to express their views on asset management issues important to them. Submit your Op-Ed suggestions to


Award Winning Work by WSSC

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is an ALN supporter and has had executives speak at numerous ALN events. We are pleased that WSSC won a 2021 Smart 50 Awards program for its Water Main Replacement Program from the Smart Cities Connect organization. Yvonne Carney, WSSC Director of Strategic Performance talked about this Program on her ALN Th@4 guest appearance earlier this year. See Ms. Carney’s discussion of the Program, and other issues, at this link. Register for the Smart 50 Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. on October 20, 2021 at this link.

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Upcoming Events

ALN A55K Professional Certification Course
September 13-24

The Andrew James Advisory Group will provide a web-based training course that focuses on the principles of the first three ISO 55K standards and how they are applied in practical ways. Register at this link:


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

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Colonel (ret.) Ronald Bordenaro, led a Marine Corps Engineering Battalion in Hue, Vietnam and transferred to the USACE to finish his military career. He also taught carpentry and served as the Building Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of South Holland, where he grew the department from a 1-person operation to a 6-person revenue generating team. This will be a special summer edition of ALN Th@4.