ALN Newsletter 9 August 2022

The likely passage of the Inflation Reduction Act places increases emphasis on federal asset leadership and asset management prior to the ALN’s A Culture of Value – Power from Associations on Friday 16 September at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW. Contribute to the discussions on how to best create value for the Nation.

A block of rooms is available on Thursday 15 September at Hotel Hive, 4 blocks from the National Academy of Sciences. To get the special rate of $219, reservations must be made by August 15 by calling 202-849-8499 and mentioning Asset Leadership Network or by using this link, which has the promo code embedded in it.

ALN TH@3 pm ET returns this Thursday 11 August at 3 pm Eastern and will feature Michael Salvato, a Vice President with Mott MacDonald. (See more below.) Mott MacDonald is an ALN Organizational Member and sponsored the New York Academy of Sciences’ “Infrastructure Architecture Framework” which will be featured at “A Culture of Value – Power from Associations.”

A virtual CAMPUS for Asset Management (AM) practitioners to provide visibility into the adoption of AM in US organizations.


Michael Salvato is Vice President, Advisory Services and Principal – Asset Management – Regional Practice Leader with Mott MacDonald. Mr. Salvato brings a strong technical foundation to asset management and has been Director and Program Executive, Enterprise Information and Asset Management Director and Program Executive, Enterprise Information and Asset Management for the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Mr. Salvato was a lead on the New York Academy of Sciences’ “Infrastructure Architecture Framework,” which provides metropolitan areas a free guide on balancing the various needs for roads, bridges, transit, water, electricity, and other infrastructure requirements that assist human flourishing. To add to the presentation, Mr. Salvato invited Jerry Hultin, Chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences and Patrick J. Natale, P.E., Dist. M. ASCE, NAC, CAE, FASAE, Executive Director of the United Engineering Foundation on September 16, 2022. Register here.


ALN Ports Asset Leadership Board

Jon Arnup, President of Trent Port Services, an ALN Member Organization, noted there is $3 billion in the Inflation Reduction Act to establish clean energy at U.S. Ports. He is using the presence of this significant investment to co-publish a White Paper with the ALN on how to leverage improved asset management at U.S. ports through a culture of Asset Leadership. Join Mr. Arnup on the ALN Ports Asset Leadership Board, which seeks a Co-Chair and a Manager, by emailing


U.S. Natural Disaster Statistics

Last week, the Washington Post published an article based on statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information that document an increase in billon dollar natural disasters in the U.S. The numbers show what we are all seeing – the frequency and cost of climate-related disasters are increasing. The statistics use private and public information including insurance payments and infrastructure damage reports. In 2020 there were 22 billion-dollar disasters and in 2021 there were 20. These are the two highest annual numbers on record. The need for asset leadership in the face of growing natural disaster is clear. The ALN continues advocating for a structured approach to asset management to help increase resistance to natural disasters. Join us in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2022 and contribute to the discussion on what can be done to better prepare U.S. infrastructure for increasing likelihood of natural disasters.

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