Newsletter 25 July 2023

The ALN Th@3 pm ET web program this Thursday 27 July at 3 pm ET will feature ALN Board of Directors member Jack Kelly talking about a program he helped establish that saves the U.S. Federal Government billions of dollars in airline ticket fees and how that approach can transfer to federal asset management. See more below in People.

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


Jack Kelly, was with the Office of Management and Budget when he worked with GSA, DOD and other agencies to establish the City Pair Program airline flight purchasing initiative in 1980. When the program started it covered 11 markets. The GSA reports it now covers 13,000 markets and is projected to save the federal government $2.4 billion in fiscal 2024. Mr. Kelly will be talking about the innovative thinking that led to the establishment of this program, which has saved about $1 billion a year since 1980, and how similar thinking can led to even more asset management savings across the federal portfolio. Others will be joining the discussion.


GAO Zero Emissions Vehicle Report

As you would suspect, transitioning to a Zero Emissions Fleet will be a huge undertaking for the U.S. Federal Government – and everyone in the world. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has conducted a report on the topic and has released a number of findings in the Federal Fleets: Zero-Emission Vehicle Implementation report. This is a significant issue that can benefit from an asset management governance approach.


Join the ALN

Have your organization join the Asset Leadership Network and be noted as a thought leader in your industry. If your organization is a government entity, we have no cost and low-cost ways of being involved. If your favorite association can benefit from advanced content on asset management, we can establish a Memorandum of Understanding that provides content for each organization. If you are a private company, involvement in the ALN will connect you to the leading thinkers and collaborators who can give you a competitive advantage. Contact ALN Executive Director, Mike Bordenaro

Upcoming Events

July 26 & 27 at 1 – 4 pm Eastern Government Finance Officers Association’s “Asset Management for Financial Officers” eLearning Course with Kyle Wedberg, Ph.D.

August 16 – 6 pm Eastern Value and Benefits from Asset Management – Rail and Bus Asset Management co-facilitated with Asset Management Council. Featuring David Kraft, Director, Enterprise Asset Management, Metropolitan Transit Administration, New York and Australia’s Jim Kennedy who has 45 years experience with asset management including in Australia’s rail industry. Register here.

August 17 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – A very special program will feature Jon Arnup, President, Trent Port Services, and ALN Member Organization and Kimon Onuma, President, ONUMA, Inc. in an ALN AiBrainStorm – PORTSstorm. We will be using a workshop/demonstration format to show how Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins governed by Asset Management can transform the global Ports Industry. Join us for this 90-minute workshop by registering at this link.

The Andrew James Advisory Group provides ISO 55000 consulting services, and 2023 training the following dates: 
– September 18 – 29
– November 6 – 17

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