ALN Newsletter 19 April 2022

The ALN is honored to have the US TAG to ISO 55000 as an Organizational Member. We are also pleased to serve the US TAG by providing web site planning, implementation, and operation as an association service. US TAG Members Yvonne Carney and Jack Kelly are going to talk about the mission of the US TAG website at this week’s ALN Th@3 pm ET web program. ALN CEO, Jim Dieter, who was just elected as Chair of the US TAG again, will talk with them and demonstrate the site. 


Dr. Monique Beedles spoke at AM Peak on “People are not Your Greatest Asset” and will be part of the ALN Roundtable: People are not Assets next Monday 25 April at 6 pm Eastern. Register at this link. Dr. Beedles is the author of asset management books including “Asset Management for Directors” and has more than 20 years of Board experience, including being on the Board of Australia’s Asset Management Council. Dr. Beedles has a PhD in Strategy and a Masters of Finance, which is to say she is well positioned to address the topic of people and assets along with Nick Shepard, Dominic Townsend, and others.


Advancing Equity in the U.S. Federal Government

Last week, more than 25 Federal Agency equity plans were released and are now available here. The plans are succinct, less than 10 pages of clear statements about what is already being done to advance equity and what new actions are being taken, as required by Executive Order 13985. Since advanced equity is directly related to how assets are used, the Asset Leadership Network applauds the U.S. Federal Government actions to systematically improve in this critical way. Private organizations, institutions, and associations can learn from this approach to advancing equity.


ALN Draft Asset Management Executive Order

Speaking of Executive Orders, we are revising the ALN Draft Executive Order for Federal Asset Management that was originally written in 2016. It is an appropriate time to reintroduce the concept with a refreshed view of how federal asset management can help the nation fulfill its obligations to citizens. People interested in participating in a web meeting on Tuesday 26 April at Noon Eastern can contact ALN Executive Director Mike Bordenaro at

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ALN A55K Training in Spanish Available

Training classes and certification in ISO 55000/1/2 are now available in Spanish. Provided by the Andrew James Advisory Group’s partner organization Ortiz-Ruiz Consultores, the training is given in an online format and taught by experienced trainer Daniel Ortiz. The classes give students a solid grounding in the requirements of the ISO 55000 Asset Management standard, and qualify them to sit for the ALN A55K individual certification exam. Contact or for more information.

ALN Entrenamiento A55K, disponible en Español.

Nos complace anunciar que el entrenamiento en ISO 55000/1/2 y la certificación en ALN A55K están disponibles en idioma Español.  Andrew James Advisory Group, en asociación con Ortiz Ruiz Consultores, amplía su programa de formación en gestión de activos, ahora en idioma Español y en formato “en línea”. Las clases serán impartidas por Daniel Ortiz Plata, entrenador experimentado y calificado ALN A55K. El programa brinda a los estudiantes una base sólida en los requisitos de la norma ISO 55001 y sus normas hermanas ISO 55000 e ISO 55002, y los califican para presentar el examen de certificación personal ALN A55K. Para más información, por favor comunicarse a los siguientes correos: o

Upcoming Events

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April 21

Jack Kelly, ALN Board of Directors, ALN Senior Fellow, and Yvonne Carney, Strategic Performance Director, WSSC Water

ALN Roundtable: People Are Not Assets
April 25 at 6pm Eastern

It is common for organizational leaders to say, “Our people are our most important assets.” While well-meaning, assets are things – tangible and intangible. The contributions of people are the intangible assets that are being referred to in the misguided phrase above. The patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property of people are assets, not the people themselves.
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