ALN Newsletter 20 April 2021

The Cal-Poly Pomona College of Business Administration and NPMA (National Property Managers Association) is providing a free, online Property & Asset Management Symposium today Tuesday, April 20th from 1 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern. See more details in Upcoming Events.

This week’s ALN Th@4pm ET April 22nd will feature Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations and ALN Board Member in a chat with Jim Dieter, ALN CEO. Register at this link and, as usual, see more below in the People section.

Portland, Oregon Parks & Recreation Asset Management Department is expanding its team. Duties of the new professional position include coordinating stakeholder involvement and workspace asset management for 800 permanent staff and 2,000 seasonal workers. Learn more about the job listing at this link.


Dominic Townsend, President, ABS Quality Evaluations has been with the company since 2008 and has been in certification for much of his career. Mr. Townsend has been director of Independent International Organisation for Certification, was a board member for the International Accreditation of Accredited Registrars and is currently an ALN Board Member. He is a CPA. Mr. Townsend will be speaking with Jim Dieter on the organizational value of certification.


Asset Conversions

Abandoned Appalachian mines are being converted to bike paths, office parks and even a winery. Learn more about the actions and legislation needed for transitioning more mine liabilities into assets in this article in The Revelator magazine.


Learn from Australia

Australia has a longer history of systematically addressing government asset management than does the U.S. The Australian Asset Management Council has a government forum for sharing best practices and lessons learned. See more at this link and consider encouraging the U.S. Federal Government to establish a similar forum.

Upcoming Events

NPMA and Cal Poly Pomona CBA
Property and Asset Management Symposium

Tuesday 20 April 1 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern

The Cal-Poly Pomona College of Business Administration and the National Property Managers Association is providing an online Property & Asset Management Symposium today. The NPMA is providing CEUs for qualified attendees. Many ALN friends and colleagues will be presenting. The free event can be accessed at any time from 1 pm – 5:30 pm Eastern.

Welcome and Introductions: Robert Kaehler, CPPS, NPMA; CGI Federal; ALN Board Member

Opening Message: Dr. Erik Rolland, Dean of the Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration

The Six Business Systems for Federal Contractors – What You Need to Know: Tom Ruckdaschel, CPPM, CF and Alex Mikhelson, Baker Tilly

Poll Everywhere – Word Cloud: Lead, Robert Kaehler, CPPS

Message from the Society of Law, Contracts and Property: Rayyan Tabani, Cal Poly Pomona Society of Law, Contracts, and Property

P3 – Who Owns It and Who Needs to Clean It Up? Dr. John Wyatt, Contract Management & Business Law Professor – Cal Poly Pomona

Poll Everywhere – Building Our Knowledge

Disallowance of the Reimbursement of Cost – As It Applies to Government Property: Dr. Douglas N. Goetz, CPPM, CF,GP Consultants, LLC

Regulations and Statutes: Stephanie Casper, Cal Poly Pomona Society of Law, Contracts, and Property

Uniform Guidance – How It Impacts Law, Contracts, and Property: Ivonne Bachar, CPPM, CF, Senior Director, Property Management Office, Stanford University

Case Study Mini Topic: Allegra Roza, Cal Poly Pomona Society of Law, Contracts, and Property

ISO 55000 – The Future of Government Property Management; Steven Holland, CPPM, CF, A55K and Sabrina Nguyen, CPPS, A55K, Logistics Management Institute (LMI)

Closing Message: Bill Franklin, CPPM, National President, NPMA/Noblis


Thursdays at 4 pm EasternRegister Here

April 22 –

Dominic Townsend, ABS Quality Evaluations

April 29 –

To Be Announced

May 6 –

Chris Lyles, Western Area Power Administration

May 13 –

Dr. Annette Kampf-Dern

May 20 –

To Be Announced

May 27 –

Malak Bahrami, Fairfax County Park Authority