Newsletter 18 April 2023

Our ALN Th@3 pm ET guests this week are the partners in Briggs & Blair Consulting who will address the damage to the intangible assets of brand, reputation, and financial detriment of sexual harassment in the workplace. This is an issue we have not addressed before and it will be special program. See more below in People. Register at this link.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


Amanda Briggs and Allen Blair are retired officers who served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force where they addressed sexual abuse and harassment in addition to their military duties. Separately, they provided group education, individual assistance, established training programs and more. As civilians, they have launched Briggs & Blair Consulting to educate organizations about the financial costs, lack of retention, loss of reputation, and brand degradation that can occur when an organization does not have a culture that addresses wellness issues, including sexual harassment. Please join us for this hard look at challenging and highly important intangible asset management issues. Register at this link.


Harvard Business Review

The ALN is not the only organization looking at AI. As part of a series of articles addressing Artificial Intelligence, the Harvard Business Review has published a highly informative look at how generative AI will change the way businesses operate and serve clients. Looking beyond the limited scope of what AI cannot do at this point, this article shows how to look at ways to use this powerful tool set to achieve organizational missions in new and considerably improved ways. Thank you to Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc., for pointing us to the article.


American Society of
Mechanical Engineers

Consider submitting a presentation for the ASME Asset Integrity Management of Critical Infrastructure Conference in Orlando, Florida, January 29 – 31. The conference will focus on the critical industries of Power Generation (Nuclear, Fossil, Hydro, and Renewables), Oil and Gas, Transportation and Water. The conference will cover technical areas related to energy, manufacturing, and robotics. Issues addressed included cross cutting technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity, materials, design, reliability, and sustainability. Abstract submissions are due May 3, 2023. Thank you to Jennifer Zach, CMO, MentorAPM and Uberlytics.

Upcoming Events

April 20 ALN Th@3 pm ETAmanda Briggs and Allen Blair, Briggs & Blair Consulting

At GovExec’s Evening of Honors Gala on April 20th, FCW and Government Executive will honor the current and former government officials and industry stakeholders who have made historic achievements and advances across government.

April 27 ALN Th@3 pm ET – A special 1-hour program will introduce the ALN Cities & Places Asset Leadership Board. Presenting will be Co-chairs Claude Tankersley, Director of Operations, St. Petersburg, Florida and Jennifer Mims, Jacobs, Director of Asset Management. Jim Dieter, ALN CEO and Jacobs Senior Expert Asset Management Consultant, will facilitate the program, which will include open discussion with other municipal government executives.

If you are part of an ALN Member Organization, please send information about your upcoming speaking engagements to