Best wishes to our friends at the Institute of Asset Management North American Conference in Denver this week. Make sure to check out the presentation that includes Mildred Chua-Ulger, MS, ALN Board of Directors Member; IAM Knowledge Leadership Group Chair; Mott MacDonald, Vice President & Advisory Growth Leader – Enterprise, Investments & Transformation. See more below in People.
And thanks to our friends at the Australian Asset Management Council who have helped us put together another excellent “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” web program on Wednesday 12 October at 5 pm Eastern. Register here and see more below in Ideas.
ALN Th@3 pm ET on Thursday 6 October will feature Kennish “Deke” Smith, FAIA Emeritus, FbSI. Mr. Smith is Executive Director of the Academic Interoperability Council and will be participating in the ALN Higher Education Asset Leadership Board.
The Andrew James Advisory Group is Offering A55K Professional Certification Course starting October 24
|Mildred Chua-Ulger is the embodiment of the bridging the ALN wants to do with asset management associations, and all associations interested in helping organizations gain more value from their assets. As an ALN Board Member and the Institute of Asset Management’s Knowledge Leadership Chair, she is working hard to show how we can do more together than we can do separately. Ms. Chua-Ulger was featured prominently at our recent event at the National Academy of Sciences, where it was repeatedly stated that asset management is a discipline and an avocation that can make tremendous, positive impact on the world. Her example inspires us to ask you, “What associations can you connect to the ALN?” Email us at|
Realize What is Possible
|Just to help us remember that humans are capable of overcoming incredible obstacles to improve their natural assets, here is an article on reviving Pakistan’s coastal mangrove forests. These natural assets sequester 4 time more carbon than land-based forests. With many regions of the world seeing a reduction in forests due to fires, lumber, and clear-cutting for cattle grazing, Pakistan has seen an increase from only 184 square miles of mangrove forest in 1990 to about 565 square miles in 2020. Check out this article in David Byrne’s Reasons to be Cheerful.|
Learn from the Best
|For the next episode of Value and Benefits from Asset Management on Wednesday 12 October at 5 pm Washington, D.C. time (for our international colleagues) we will be hearing from some of the top asset managers in their respective countries –|
Andrew McAlpine, Asset Systems and Compliance Manager, of Australia’s TransGrid and Richard Dietz, Project Manager – Capital Asset Replacement Scheduling System at DC Government’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).
Mr. McAlpine is responsible for the stewardship and continual improvement of all aspects of Transgrid’s ISO 55001 Certified Asset Management System. Mr. Dietz manages the asset information system that helped D.C. Government save a projected $100 million in bond interest rates over 10 years. We think it is a good idea to hear what they have to say and learn what might apply to your organization. Learn more and register at this link.
Deke Smith – ALN Th@3
Kennish “Deke” Smith, FAIA Emeritus, FbSI. Mr. Smith is Executive Director of the Academic Interoperability Council and will be participating in the ALN Higher Education Asset Leadership Board.
|IAM North America Conference in Denver October 3 – 6, 2022|
|ASTM Committee Week in New Orleans October 16 – 21, 2022|