ALN Newsletter 25 October 2022

Advancing Outcomes with Asset Leadership is a month of web programs starting December 1, 2022. We will start with a special hour-long edition of ALN Th@3 pm ET featuring ALN Board Chair Jim Dieter, and ALN Board Members Jack Kelly and Jack Dempsey (Mildred Chua?) discussing documents that help leaders set policy, establish strategy, and implement tactics that drive government organizational impact. The rest of the month will feature web programs including, ALN Th@3 guests focused on advancing outcomes, an asset management policy panel, a discussion with Portland, Oregon Asset Management Policy contributing authors, and a PDF “book” of highlights. If you are interested in participating or contributing content to Advancing Outcomes with Asset Leadership, email ALN Executive Director Mike Bordenaro at

55K Talk – In a new feature, we are asking people about ISO 55K sections that are meaningful to them and highlighting comments in the newsletter. In an email change with Jack Dempsey, Director, Definitive Logic, he pointed out that ISO 55001 5.2 is the Leadership clause focused on Policy. It contains 6 key elements of an asset management policy that can help obtain desired organizational outcomes, with a policy that: provides a framework; is committed to continual improvement; is available to appropriate constituents; and more. If you have a favorite section of the ISO 55K Series please email it with a short comment to We will collect the comments and publish them together in 2023 and periodically after that.


Definitive Logic Delivers Outcomes at the Intersection of Business Processes and Technology


Brandon Kriner, CGI Federal, Director, Consulting, will be our guest for ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 27 October.
Mr. Kriner has a long history in asset management focused on federal agencies and their industry partners. He was president of the National Property Management Association 2019 – 2020. He will be talking about how CGI Federal has partnered with federal agencies to improve asset management, particularly in the area of centralizing asset data for improved management reporting and decision making, and other topics.
Join us by registering at this link.


Tacoma Zach, Co-Founder and CEO of MentorAPM, an ALN Organizational Member, is featured on “The Water Values” podcast. Mr. Zach, “takes us on a fantastic ride covering asset management and how it helps utilities manage their most important assets.” The title of the program is – Episode 222: Next Level Asset Management with MentorAPM Co-founder & CEO Tacoma Zach. The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water, water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.



Mary Adams, President of Smarter-Companies, an ALN Organizational Member, recently posted about an article on ESG – Environment, Society, Governance – in Institutional Investor. The article addresses how “ESG data should focus on the benefits that are intrinsic to value creation at the company and also provide a social impact” and other issues where asset management guidance can assist company valuation and impact. Ms. Adams stated, “It’s about the connection between ESG, operational and financial results. If you can’t map to see how it’s all connected, it’s awfully hard to move the needle.”