Newsletter 8 August 2023

The concept of Asset Leadership is growing and so the leaders driving asset management improvements are more and more willing to speak to us about their repeatable successes. On August 16th, David Kraft, Director Enterprise Asset Management, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will be addressing Value and Benefits from Asset Management. See more below in People.

Jon Arnup, President, Trent Port Services, an ALN Organizational Member, will be leading our first AiBrainStorm – PORTSstorm to show how Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins governed with asset management will transform the Ports industry.

And for the August 24 and 31 ALN Th@3 pm ET web programs, Daniel Platz, PhD, who is leading the United Nations’ asset management team will speak to us in a special 2-part program with his team. See more people in Upcoming Events.

Stay tuned for a wealth of presentations on Asset Leadership in action!

Jacobs: Challenging today.
Reinventing tomorrow.


We are privileged to have David Kraft speaking on the Value and Benefits from Asset Management Panel on August 16th at 6 pm Eastern. Mr. Kraft is the Director of Enterprise Asset Management at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York.  He is currently serving as a Director on the Institute of Asset Management USA Executive Committee and was previously a lead for the New York / New Jersey IAM Branch. David has an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago and has 25+ years of experience in process improvement, information management, and financial management in both private and public organizations including Linde Gas, Solvay, and The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The web program will address Train and Bus Asset Management.


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Start an Infrastructure Council

The Michigan Infrastructure Council was created under the state’s Department of Treasury to provide infrastructure asset management training and information to improve the value of infrastructure assets to citizens. This year, representatives from the Michigan Infrastructure Council presented to Minnesota legislators, who then approved the creation of a Task Force to replicate the success enjoyed in Michigan. Consider being a conduit between the ALN and your state as we try to have all 50 states have a council that helps educate, train, and coordinate among many asset owners. Contact ALN Executive Director Mike Bordenaro at

Upcoming Events

August 3 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – CDV Systems and ONUMA, Inc. will interact with college and university executives to bring you the latest thinking on asset management that can be applied to facilities and personal property at any type of campus.

August 10 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – Guidehouse will be commenting on the recent U.S. Federal Government report on electric fleet initiatives and what they are learning from direct involvement in federal electric fleet asset management.

August 16 – 6 pm ET 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.

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.

August 24 – ALN Th@3 pm ETDaniel Platz, PhD. United Nations Senior Economic Affairs Officer/ DCF Team Leader guided the creation of the UN’s Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments. Mr. Platz will have a web discussion on his background, the background of the Handbook, and how it has been implemented in many countries.

August 31 – ALN Th@3 pm ETDaniel Platz, PhD. will be joined by U.N. team members for a full hour with a presentation and discussion on the Handbook.

September 14 – ALN Th@3 pm ETChristina Benty, Founder and President, Strategic Leadership Solutions was Mayor of Golden, British Columbia and earning her Masters of Art in Leadership at the same time. She now consults and has a focus on culture and human behavior issues related to asset management. Her company has joined the ALN at just the right time as we start to explore the human side of asset management. Please join us so we can give a big and very warm welcome to the very accomplished Ms. Benty, who has given TEDx presentations.

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