PitROWGroup, Now IRWA Chapter 88, Serving PA, WV, Ohio

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For the advancement of Right-of-Way Professionals



You are invited !!!

Please Join IRWA Chapter 88 for our October 12, 2021 "Lunch and Learn"!

Our October Luncheon will be held at the Southpointe Golf Club from 11:30am to 1:30pm (EST)   

Sign Up here now! Cost for this event is $35 per person 

Date and Time: October 12, 2021, at 11:30am (EST)

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Please attend this IRWA Chapter 88 "Lunch and Learn" for some good informative conversation!

October 12th Topic: "Association of Professional Pipeline" presented by Aaron Grau from Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors.

Aaron L. Grau, Esquire

APPS, Executive Director

Aaron Grau is president of Grau & Associates, LLC (G&A) a Pittsburgh based association development and management company.  The Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors (APPS) is one of G&A’s most exciting and successful clients. G&A has worked with APPS since the association’s inception in September 2016. Today, APPS is a strong membership driven organization providing continuing education and training to surveyors across the country.

Earlier, Mr. Grau was Majority Counsel on the US Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee where he developed Senate hearings and negotiated and drafted several pieces of federal legislation. He was part of the Senate team that created the Workforce Investment Act, a bipartisan bill signed into law during a Rose Garden ceremony in August 1998.

Mr. Grau is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Courts and has been honored by the State of Ohio for his legislative work on behalf of people with disabilities.

S. Wayne Burnett

APPS, Chairman of the Board

Wayne Burnett is APPS’s Board Chairman, APPS co-founder, and long-time pipeline surveyor.  His subject matter expertise comes from his years with Williams Company where he oversaw survey operations for hundreds of projects including the recently completed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project; a natural gas pipeline that supplies product to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states by connecting them to producing regions in northeastern Pennsylvania.  The project included hundreds of properties, the establishment of thousands of rights-of-way, and accurate survey data for easements, construction areas, and the pipeline route itself.

Today, Wayne manages the Burnett Group, his own pipeline survey and consulting firm and continues to provide expertise to projects along the eastern seaboard.

Wayne is an avid hunter and when he is not providing expert guidance on pipeline survey projects, you may find him at his hunting lodge, The Wiggle Inn – Members Only!

(Please Note: Membership in the IRWA isn't required to participate in the group, but it is encouraged. 

For more information on the IRWA, visit and be sure to pick Chapter 88 "Three Rivers Chapter" as your home chapter!).

Join IRWA Chapter 88

"Three Rivers Chapter"

We're excited that IRWA Chapter 88 is now a full IRWA Chapter!

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Now is the time to switch from your current chapter or Member At-Large over to making 88 your main chapter.

IRWA HeadQuarters has provided the Membership Transfer Form which each member will need to complete and return. Please fill out, sign, and email to (if you won't mind please "CC" us at when returning the form).

(Click on Membership Transfer Form to Download)

From the Executive Board of Chapter 88

IRWA Chapter 88 (Three Rivers Chapter)  

Phone: 724-249-6190

Email: - Website:

  International Right of Way Association - We improve people's quality of life through infrastructure development.

Please join the IRWA Chapter 88

"Three Rivers Chapter"


Here are the Officers and Committees for the chapter:
Officer Appointments:
President: Jonny Garner
Vice President: Aaron Rohlfing
Treasurer: Alex McElroy
Secretary: Grant Stetz

Director 1: Ken Davis
Director 2: Harry Heinbaugh

Committee Chairs:
Education Chair: Mark Smeltzer, Jr., w/Ryan Pankiewicz & Beth Minear
Elections Chair: Mark Acree w/Michele Martin & Bruce Dawley
Professional Development Chair: Phil Khoury w/Frank Domenico & ____________
Membership Chair: Travis Powell w/_____________ & ______________
Social Media Chair: Michele Martin
Webmaster: C. Zane Keslar
Group Founder: Ryan Pankiewicz

Want to be a Speaker at one our Monthly Luncheons? Please contact Aaron Rohlfing

Monthly Speaker Lunch Sponsor:
Many Thanks to Lawrence Edelstein
of MW Gary and Associates, LLC for Sponsoring our June Luncheon!

Events Calendar Sponsor:
Tom Foster of OG Directory is now assisting us with updating the calendar of industry events.

Interested in being a Sponsor of PITROW Group?
Please Contact Aaron Rohlfing to discuss sponsorship opportunities!

The Pittsburgh Right of Way Group (PIT ROW Group) is a network of land professionals, for those in the tri-state area working in Oil & Gas, Electric & Utilities, Telecommunications and Transportation. This includes, but not limited to, Acquisition, Construction, Engineering, Environmental, GIS Mapping, Inspection, Legal, Permitting, Production, Safety, Survey & Title. We believe having a greater understanding of each component involved in a project will deliver a better product. Come share your knowledge and experience, network with others across the different specialist and enjoy a good lunch.

Our History:  The group was established in August of 2017, our goal is to have IRWA presence in the Pittsburgh region. Membership in the IRWA isn't required to participate in the group, but it is encouraged (for more information on the IRWA visit
The PIT ROW Group meets the second Tuesday of each for a lunch and learn, featuring a monthly guest speaker. Speakers typically present a topic for about 15-20 minutes and then we open up the floor for questions and discussion. Luncheons are held in the Southpointe area, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Upcoming 2021 Dates, Topics, and Speakers:

October 12th - Aaron L. Grau of Association of Professional Pipeline Surveyors - Topic: "Association of Professional Pipeline"

November 9th - Steve Walton of Contract Land Staff - Topic: "Electric Utilities Infrastructure"

December 14th - TBA: Call for Speaker

Keeping in the Know - Calendar Listings:

Click here for Comprehensive Calendar:
ONG MarketPlace and PITROW Group have put together a comprehensive list of  industry events is a google calendar, we hope this will assist you to stay in the know and network with others If we missed an event please let us know, we would be happy to add them.



If anyone is willing to help mitigate future costs by donating $5, $10 or $20, it would be greatly appreciated. Any donations will help with planning future seminars, IRWA courses and other educational events. We know it is a tough time for many of us given the state of the industries in which we are involved so by no means is anyone obligated to pay anything. If you would like to donate via PayPal [CLICK HERE].