Newsletter 7 November 2023

Phillip A. Washington, CEO Denver International Airport, will provide the opening keynote for the ALN Airports Asset Leadership Board first web program on Thursday 9 November at 3 pm Eastern. Panelists include Bryan Oldham, Senior Director, Asset Management, Denver International Airport; Michael A. Wood, Manager, Facility Assets, Allegheny County Airport Authority; Richard Connolly, Director, Airports Maintenance and Construction, Los Angeles World Airports. Jennifer Mims, Jacobs, Director, Asset Management, will facilitate the program. The topic of the program is Leadership Collaboration to Assist Airport Asset Management Success: A Best Practices Panel Discussion. See more about Mr. Washington below in People.

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Phillip A. Washington, oversees a $10 billion dollar Capital Improvement Program at the 54-square mile Denver International Airport. His Vision 100 Plan preparing the airport to accommodate 100 million passengers by 2030 is ahead of schedule. Mr. Washington was nominated by President Biden to be the next Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator, co-chairing the Biden/Harris Infrastructure Policy Committee, and he was presented with the Judge Harry Pregerson Public Service Award for his service to U.S. military veterans. He was recently appointed by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, to serve on its Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity. Mr. Washington is a past chair of American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and the Eno Center for Transportation. A 24-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he was Command Sergeant Major and was awarded the prestigious Defense Superior Service Medal for exceptional service to his country. Register at this link.


NAS Decarbonization Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has published a new report through the Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions. This report is a second examining the U.S. transition to decarbonized energy. The first report provided a technical and federal policy blueprint and its recommendations helped shape climate policies included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, and Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  See more about related topics below in Upcoming events.


Legacy System Graveyards

Definitive Logic, A ManTech Company, has a Legacy System Graveyard where they post technology that has been gravely disrupted, and resolved, with their assistance. Consider putting some of your legacy systems in the graveyard and establishing a renewed asset management governance system that drives dramatic improvements in your mission outcomes.

Upcoming Events

November 9 – Special hour-long ALN Th@3 pm Eastern – Denver International Airport CEO, Phillip A. Washington, will provide an opening Keynote on the collaboration needed among multiple organizations and the multiple divisions working together among those organizations at an airport. ALN Airport Asset Leadership Board Co-chairs Bryan Oldham and Jennifer Mims will then facilitate a panel discussion.

November 15, 29 and December 6 – 6 pm Eastern – ALN Senior Fellow Marty Rowland and colleagues will present “Decarbonizing the Economy – Challenges and Prospects” through the Henry George School of Sociology. The three lectures will address challenges and benefits of moving away from a carbon economy.

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