ALN Newsletter 23 August 2022

The New York Academy of Sciences’ “Infrastructure Architecture Framework” is the opening presentation on Friday 16 September A Culture of Value – Sustainable Infrastructure.

Jerry Hultin, New York Academy of Sciences, Board of Governors Chair, will provide opening comments for the presentation. See more about the Former Under Secretary of the Navy below in People and Ideas.

Register for in-person attendance at the National Academy of Sciences on September 16, 2022, see the speakers and view the evolving schedule at this link.

Art Kurland, Director, Capital and Asset Management, University Health, and ALN Senior Fellow, will provide a Culture of Asset Management Executive Briefing breakout presentation at the National Academy of Sciences to ALN supporter Jesse Rothkopf and state officials at 11 am on September 16th. One more break-out presentation opening is available in the afternoon.

ALN TH@3 pm ET this Thursday 25 August at 3 pm Eastern will feature a talk with Jack Dempsey, Director, Definitive Logic; Member, National Academy of Sciences Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; ALN Board of Directors Member, ALN Senior Fellow.

The Andrew James Advisory Group is Offering A55K Professional Certification Course starting October 24


Jerry Hultin was a Navy Officer from 1964 – 1969 and is a Vietnam Veteran. He then attended Yale Law School, where he was classmates with Bill and Hillary Clinton, future Senator Richard Blumenthal and future Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Under Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Hultin led the Department of the Navy’s Revolution in Business Affairs, which sought to apply business techniques to the United State Navy and the United States Marine Corps. His current work supports the use of 21st-century technology to create smart communities and improve the quality of life of citizens around the world. His work has allowed him to meet with and advise leaders in almost all of the major countries of the world. We look forward to his comments about the complex issues that can be addressed with the New York Academy of Sciences’ “Infrastructure Architecture Framework” at bases and in municipalities.


Keep helping Ukraine

In addition to the titles above, Jerry Hultin is also Chair and Co-Founder, Global Futures Group, LLC. The organization is coordinating donations of supplies, services, and funds for the people of Ukraine. Mr. Hultin is gaining refugee assistance insights from ALN Supporter Nathaniel Sanders, Deputy District Attorney at Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. Sanders received more than $7,000 from ALN supporters while he was bringing people and supplies across the border of Poland and Ukraine in July 2022. Mr. Hultin understands the role of leadership in government, institutional, and private organizations. Like the ALN, he supports advocating a structured approach to asset management as a path to dramatic benefits. We will also provide ongoing assistance to activities to benefit Ukraine. Consider offering funds or services to assist the people of Ukraine with asset management services or funds. Reach out to Moshe Nelson, Principal, Grant Thornton, and ALN Senior Fellow at Mr. Nelson co-authored the ALN Co-published paper Assisting Ukraine by planning for post-war reconstruction.


Votes as Assets

In a democracy, it can be considered that the most important asset is each individuals’ vote. The Washington Post has a fascinating, interactive article on the use of algorithms to compute congressional districts in a way that can be transparently fair. Without getting into party politics, the article outlines the way human invention can help overcome human instincts to help establish the more perfect union we all seek. See the article at this link. And let us know if you think asset management principles can be applied to votes as assets at

Upcoming Events

Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors Annual Conference in Miami August 28 – 31

ALN Senior Fellow Art Kurland, Director, Capital and Asset Management, University Health, and his colleague, Frank Estala, Senior Compliance Officer, University Health, an ALN Organizational Member, will be presenting on the ISO 55001 Certification and Recertification of University Health’s Personal Property Asset Management System, which includes robot delivery vehicles.

IAM North America Conference in Denver October 3 – 6, 2022