ALN Newsletter 31 August 2021

This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on September 2 will include a discussion between Mary Adams, Executive Director/Founder, Smarter Companies and ALN Director, Communications, Mike Bordenaro.  As always, see more in People and register at this link.   Data-Driven Solutionsfor Risk and Reliability People Mary Adams, founded Smarter Companies to focus on intangible capital management in a way to address what she calls the two mega-trends impacting al...
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ALN Newsletter 24 August 2021

ABS Group provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help our clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of their critical assets and operations. See the Sources item below about the white paper co-published by ABS Group and the ALN. Data-Driven Solutionsfor Risk and Reliability People Admiral (ret.) Thad Allen, USCG, has been a keynote speaker at a previous ALN Annual Event in the National ...
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ALN Newsletter 17 August 2021

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will provide opening comments to a web program co-hosted by the Government Financial Officers Association, the ALN and other organizations on September 28, 2021 at 2 pm Eastern. Look for more details in next week’s Newsletter. The ALN and Australia’s Asset Management Council are co-hosting a web program titled, “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” on September 16, 2021 at 6 pm EDT. A case study from University Health, presented by ALN Senior Fel...
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ALN Newsletter 10 August 2021

The ALN is honored to be co-host the “Value and Benefits from Asset Management” web program series with the Australian Asset Management Council. The first program in the web series will be held on September 15, 2021 at 6 pm Eastern in the U.S. The program will be available in Australia and around the world. Save the date and look for registration information in the next ALN Newsletter. We are also honored that the US Technical Advisory Group to the ISO TC 251 Committee that issues ISO 55000 ...
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ALN Newsletter 3 August 2021

The concept of “value to an organization” is getting significant attention in the current rewrite of the ISO 55K structure for asset management. This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on August 5 will include a discussion of value from assets between Jack Kelly and ALN CEO, Jim Dieter. As always, see more in People and register at this link. Our Ideas and Sources pieces provide links to ways of thinking and acting to increase value at your organization. See more below. Finally, we welcome the ABS Gro...
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ALN Newsletter 27 July 2021

In honor of the 1-year anniversary of our ALN Th@4 pm ET web program, we are having our first guest return on Thursday 5 August. Jack Kelly was with OMB for 36 years and is now on the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO 55000 as well as being on the ALN Board of Directors and a Senior Fellow. This week’s ALN Th@4 pm ET on July 29 will feature a chat with Shelly Culbertson of the RAND Corporation. As always, see more in People and register at this link. People Shelly Culbert...
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ALN Newsletter 20 July 2021

This is the 1-year anniversary of our ALN Th@4 pm ET web program. The casual chat format has become a very popular format for making asset management personal while still getting out excellent information, creating a dialogue with our audience of top management, and addressing critical issues to organizations, governments and society at large. Thank you to all of our guests and to our very engaged attendees. This week’s ALN Th@4 on July 22 will feature a chat between Ron Regalado who will be...
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Tom Smith – ALN Th@4

https://youtu.be/8czY_KOWssE https://youtu.be/ghVpfacrAug Thomas Smith, MS was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the first ISO 55000 series and continues to contribute to its evolution. Mr. Smith spoke at the first ALN event in Washington, D.C. and spoke at numerous other events for the ALN and the IAM. He is Faculty Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, where he established a Master of Engineering Professional Practice, contributed to...
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Gary Merrow – ALN Th@4

https://youtu.be/rqOPivXnZEk Gary Merrow, MBA, has been Vice President of Facilities for the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company for more than four years. During that time, he led the organization achieving an ISO 55001 certification for critical electrical infrastructure and expanded the scope to include more facility assets for a recertification process. Mr. Merrow was an Adjunct Professor for College of Architecture's graduate program for Integrated Facilities...
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Malak Bahrami – ALN Th@4

https://youtu.be/ZF2Qeqz9yJ0 Malak Bahrami, PE, CPPS, comes to governmental asset management with a solid foundation in Civil Engineering, which gives him a very practical perspective on meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders, including a very unforgiving physical world that impacts parks in Fairfax County, Virginia. With 8 years in consulting before joining Fairfax County five years ago, Mr. Bahrami has meaningful experience, yet is young enough to adopt inno...
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