ALN Newsletter 23 February 2021

ALN Podcasts are now available at this link.

For this week’s ALN Th@4 on February 25,  Jennifer Tursi, Manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International will be speaking with Mike Bordenaro, ALN, Director, Communications. Register at this link and, as usual, see more below.

Below is information on the ALN Español webinar addressing professional certification on understanding of and use of ISO 55K on February 24, 6pm Eastern.


professional lady

Jennifer Tursi, Manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International, has recently received an MBA in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management from Penn State. This adds to her background in product development and allows Ms. Tursi to bring a unique perspective to ASTM International, where she assists development of standards, including ISO 55000.

Daniel Ortiz Plata, is president of the Ortiz Ruiz consulting company in Bogota, Columbia where he consults on asset management projects for mining companies, utilities and other owners of large asset portfolios. He is ALN Senior Fellow for ALN Español. Mr. Ortiz has received ALN A55K Professional Certification. On Wednsday 25 at 6 pm Eastern, he will lead a panel in a Spanish language discusión on the value of profesional training to understand the ISO 55000 series of standards and its application in an organization.
Register Here


T&I Hearings

U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure hearings this week are focusing on water and equity in transportation security. Available on the web at this link, the meetings on Tuesday 23 September and Wednesday 24 September at 11 am Eastern may provide insight on the direction of upcoming spending priorities.



The GSA has updated and publicly launched a new version of as a site for listing regulatory and deregulatory actions for more than 200 federal agencies. The public can access documents and has improved ability to submit comments. Agencies interested in advancing stakeholder involvement can take advantage of improved features at the site.

Upcoming Events

ALN Th@4 Schedule – Thursdays at 4 pm Eastern – Register Here

February 25 –

Jennifer Tursi, Manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International

March 18 –

Dr. Doug Goetz, President and CEO at GP Consultants LLC


February 24 –

ALN Español 6pm EasternRegister here

Please let your Spanish-speaking colleagues in the U.S. and around the World know that the ALN Español team is starting a series of Spanish-language webinars focused on certification. The first webinar is February 24 at 6 pm Eastern and will address the value of ALN A55K Professional Certification, which is now available in Spanish. Speakers will include Daniel Ortiz Plata, A55K, ALN Senior Fellow; Cecilia Mowatt, Esq., A55K. President of ALN member organization Strategies In Site; and Leonardo Pinilla, Advisory Director, Strategy Asset Management, Colombia. The next webinar in the series will address organizational certification.