Newsletter 19 January 2023

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We hope you enjoyed the celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., an original advocate for involving all relevant constituents in government, and all organizations.

ALN Th@3 pm ET this week will feature Jennifer Mims, Jacobs’ Director, Asset Management. See more below in People. And see the many other events we have scheduled for the beginning of 2023 in Upcoming Events further below.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.



Jennifer Mims, Director, Asset Management has been with Jacobs, an ALN Patron Member, for almost 9 years. Prior to Jacobs she was with Seattle Ports for 12 years and was in logistics for Gap for 10 years. She brings a wealth of experience to the ALN, where she will be helping to launch the ALN State and Local Government Asset Leadership Board. Join her for a candid discussion on her background, experience, and how she sees asset management improving organizational mission success for government entities and private companies on ALN Th@3 pm ET this Thursday.


ESG and Asset Management

The Environment, Social, and Governance approach to organizational measurement represents the movement away from only having a financial bottom line to having a triple bottom line – and as many bottom lines as desired to serve your mission. We are honored to be engaging ESG experts in discussions about how to have a structured approach to asset management support upcoming ESG regulations in the financial industry. Peader Duffy and Mary Adams generated a couple of information rich highlights during last week’s ALN Th@3 pm ET. They will provide even more in-depth insights on the web program “Value, ESG, and ISO Governance Standards“ Tuesday 24 January at 3 pm ET. Register at this link.


Improving AM for Ports = Digital Twins

Jon Arnup, President of ALN Organizational Member Trent Port Services sees Port Digital Twins as a key component to expanding asset management in the global ports industry. In 2023, Mr. Arnup is launching a Ports Digital Twin/Asset Management/ISO 55000 initiative that will have year-long implications. See more at his LinkedIn launch post. We applaud Mr. Arnup for taking an active role in the Global Ports Asset Leadership.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 19 – ALN Th@3 pm ETJennifer Mims, Director, Asset Management, Jacobs.

January 24 – 3 pm ET – Value, ESG, and ISO Governance StandardsPeader Duffy will provide a governance-oriented presentation addressing Maintaining Value and Creating Value. Mary Adams, and Jim Dieter will join in a discussion after the presentation.

Feb. 7 – 4 pm ET – Value and Benefits from Asset Management – The ongoing series co-host by Australia’s Asset Management Council and the ALN will feature Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. and John Hardwick, Executive Director for Asset Management at Transport, New South Wales.

Feb. 14 – 3 pm ET – Asset Management Leadership: A White Paper will be discussed on the web by leaders of co-publishers The Institute of Asset Management and Asset Leadership Network.