ALN Newsletter 9 February 2021

The ALN is sponsoring an Asset Photo Contest. Please see more far below.

For this ALN Th@4 on February 11, Moshe Nelson, Principal, Grant Thornton and ALN Senior Fellow will be speaking with Charles Ford about his personal perspective on asset management and federal law enforcement. While Mr. Ford is a member of ATF, he will not be officially representing the Agency, but will be sharing his own experience and insights. Register at this link.

The next ALN A55K Professional Certification web course from the Andrew James Advisory Group was pushed back one week to accommodate the schedules of federal executives. It will now run from February 15 – 26. Learn more at this link.


Robert Johnston Shea, National Managing Principal, Public Policy, Grant Thornton, is featured in Government Executive magazine podcast on the use of public policy as a means of addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. Mr. Shea was Associate Director for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and is a fellow in the National Academy of Policy Administration and was Senior Management Counsel for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. The 12-minute podcast is available through this link.


Keep an Eye on Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is poised to play an outsized role in recovery due to the current backlog of transportation infrastructure projects. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will guide much of the upcoming funding and work on the projects. Learn about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his potential plans at a Washington Post article at this link. Learn who the members of the House T&I Committee are at this link.


UN Infrastructure
Asset Management

Last week, the United Nations published the comprehensive “Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments.” While intended for nations, any organization can find something useful in the more than 400-page PDF available for free at this link. The document mentions the ISO 55K structure, but provides its own approach to Asset Management Action Plans, a Diagnostic Tool, templates, case studies, a glossary and more.

Interested Governments can learn ways and means of translating policy frameworks into programs.

ALN Photo Contest


The ALN is sponsoring an Asset Photo Contest to help populate our web site. Please send photos, or links to photo files, of your favorite assets to info@AssetLeadership. High-quality, horizontal images have a chance to be featured in our top banner. Other winning photos will be featured throughout the website.

Upcoming Events

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

February 11 –

Moshe Nelson, ALN Senior Fellow and Grant Thornton Principal, with Charles Ford addressing personal perspectives on Federal Law Enforcement

February 18 –

Amber Propert, Property Accountability Specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense

February 25 –

Jennifer Tursi, Manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International


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.