A special 1-hour edition of the ALN Th@3 pm ET discussion program this week will introduce the ALN Cities & Places Asset Leadership Board. Co-Chairs Claude Tankersley, Director of Operations, St. Petersburg, Florida and Jennifer Mims, Jacobs, Director of Asset Management will introduce the goals and objectives of the Board in a conversation facilitated by Jim Dieter, ALN CEO and Jacobs Senior Expert Asset Management Consultant. See more about Mr. Tankersley below in People. Register at this link.
Jacobs: Challenging today.
With a Bachelor and Masters in Civil Engineering, Claude Tankersley, Director of Operations, St. Petersburg, Florida, comes to asset management with precise understanding of how things work. He also has an instinctive approach to the people side of asset management that is reflected in increased responsibilities at larger municipalities after more than 7 years consulting. While his background is strong in water and wastewater, Mr. Tankersley overseas the recently started asset management initiative in St. Petersburg and is acting as Co-Chair of the ALN Cities & Places Board to help accelerate sharing of best practices. Register at this link.
NASEM Behavioral Economics
The National Academies report “Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions” explores ways to integrate behavioral specialists into policy development. The report provides insights that can be applied to policies to encourage people to make better choices. With the increased awareness that improved Asset Management choices require cultural improvements, an understanding of the findings could benefit Asset Leaders.
A web program today, Tuesday 25 April, at 1 pm ET will provide an overview of the report. See this link.
Think of Trees as Assets
ALN Senior Fellow Marty Rowland is Special Edition Editor, American Journal of Economics and Sociology. The November 2024 issue will address asset management, including how a structured approach to asset management applied to trees can provide measurable benefits to many people and organizations. The ALN Trees Asset Leadership Board will be Co-Chaired by Mr. Rowland and Nick Knoke, ALN Director, Technology. The Board will work with Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. to establish a series of workshops that demonstrate multiple approaches to measuring tree canopy growth, CO2 levels, and other factors that show how individuals and organizations can gain economic and sociological value from tree asset management. Email nknoke@AssetLeadership.net for more information.
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.
May 23 Tuesday 3 pm ET – ALN Cities & Places Asset Leadership Board Web Panel with Earl Jackson, CFO, Denver City & County, Transportation and Infrastructure; Kyle Wedberg, PhD, Senior Manager, Government Finance Officers Association; and others will join the Co-Chairs in discussions on the power of the CFO in gaining value and benefits from asset management.
June 21 Wednesday 6 pm ET Value and Benefits from Asset Management, web panel co-produced with the Asset Management Council.
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