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

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You are invited !!!

Please Join IRWA Chapter 88 for our August 10, 2021 "Lunch and Learn"!

Location: the Southpointe Golf Club - (click for directions)

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm (EST)   

Sign up here now!

The cost is $35 per person 

Date and Time: August 10, 2021, at 11:30am (EST)

PLEASE RESPOND WITH: YES, NO, or MAYBE, with your plans to attend.

Registration for this ends on Tuesday, August 3rd

 


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

August's Topic: "Overcoming Challenges of Project Management of Right of Way Acquisition: A Purple Line BRT Case Study" presented by Patrick McClassiter, SR/WA from WSP USA.

Patrick McClassiter, SR/WA

Patrick is the Right of Way Acquisition Manager for WSP USA's Indiana office and has 29 years of experience in the industry with managing right of way acquisition projects for the last 19 years.  Patrick manages right of way acquisition activities for all transportation and utility projects, both for federally and locally funded projects.  Patrick has presented education sessions on right of way management at the 2017, 2018 and 2021 IRWA International Education Conferences.

 

Patrick served as the Indiana Chapter 10 President from 2018 to 2019.  He was presented  the Professional of the Year in 2018 by Chapter 10 and presented the Professional of the Year by Region 5 in 2020 and currently serves as the Region 5 Secretary/Treasurer.


(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 https://www.irwaonline.org 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 carrillo@irwaonline.org (if you won't mind please "CC" us at pitrowgroup@gmail.com 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: pitrowgroup@gmail.com - Website: www.IRWA88.org


  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

Directors: 
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 https://www.irwaonline.org)
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:

August 10th - Patrick McCallister, SR/WA of WPS USA, Topic: “Overcoming Challenges of Project Management of Right of Way Acquisition:  A Purple Line BRT Case Study”

September 14th - Rachel McElroy of McElroy Law

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

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 othershttps://tinyurl.com/y8fwz75c. If we missed an event please let us know, we would be happy to add them.


 

Funding:

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].