ALN Newsletter 22 March 2022

A very big Thank You! to all the speakers and attendees of the ALN 2022 Winter Summit: Sustainable Value Creation from Infrastructure Asset Leadership. Critical information was shared, great connections were made, and momentum for improving U.S. asset management was made. For example, the Michigan Infrastructure Council, ALN Member Organization Assetic, and the ALN are already presenting at the Government Finance Officers Association annual conference in June.  

All of the ALN 2022 Winter Summit program recordings are at this link. See more detailed information in Sources below and look to future ALN Newsletters for references to the rich content shared.

Also, the Summit inspired us to refine the ALN Draft Executive Order on Asset Management and promote it to our federal colleagues. See more about joining in the process below in Ideas.



Jesse Rothkopf is now Vice President Asset Management at Stellar Services, which is based in New York City and serves clients around the country. He will be the guest our ALN Th@3 pm ET program this Thursday 24 March. Mr. Rothkopf will be talking about the value of the “big picture” concept of drafting an Asset Management Executive Order (see more below in Ideas), the key role of technology in asset management, and how culture plays a critical role in the success of an asset management initiative. All of these are issues that were prevalent in the Summit last week. Register at this link.


60 Minutes Program on Infrastructure

It is encouraging to see that mainstream media is understanding infrastructure issues the way asset leaders see them. The 60 Minutes program posted March 15 is an interview with U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, but it references the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Scorecard, talks about the difference between shiny new projects and long-term asset management, and bringing value to the nation. It also talks about the Pittsburgh bridge collapse, just as we did with ALN Board of Directors Member and Pittsburgh resident Rich Culbertson


Asset Management Executive Order

A Draft Executive Order on Asset Management was first put forward by the ALN in 2015. With the IIJA about to address infrastructure on an unprecedented level, it is time to refine the original Draft and present it to our federal colleagues who can help get it established as a guiding document. The document was first drafted in 2014 by an ALN Committee. Jack Dempsey, then with Jacobs, now Director, Definitive Logic, and ALN Board of Directors member brought it home in a 2-page draft. ALN CEO, Jim Dieter will host a web meeting for those interested in contributing to revisiting the document, refining it as needed and circulating it in the proper channels. Please contact Jim Dieter at to learn more.


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Upcoming Events

ALN Th@3

LIVE Here Every Thursday at 3pm Eastern

March 24

Jesse Rothkopf, Stellar Services, Vice President Asset Management

March 31

Daniel Ortiz, ALN Senior Fellow, will join us for a special ALN Th@3 to talk about asset management in South and Central America. The later part of the program will be in Spanish for our ALN Español audience.

The ALN 2022 Spring Web Summit will highlight the proven ways leaders of federal agencies, states, and local governments can work together to ensure the highest value is delivered to the nation through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Register Here.

ALN 2022 Municipal Asset Leadership Web Series
April 13 at 3 pm Eastern

Bringing a World of Experience to U.S. Local Governments
Four Questions that Transformed Municipal Asset Management
Melissa Osborne, Senior Manager of Asset Planning, City of Windsor, Canada

Thank you to those who provided suggestions to name the ALN Newsletter. We will be making an announcement soon.