PitROWGroup Serving PA, WV, Ohio

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For the advancement of Right-of-Way Professionals

About Us

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.

Keeping in the Know - Calendar listing

Click here for a Comprehensive Calendar of Industry Events and Educational Classes/Seminars:
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.
IRWA has canceled the International Education Conference that was scheduled for June 21-24, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN

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: Ryan Pankiewicz w/Beth Minear & Michele Martin
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: Austin Owen w/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:
Open to Sponsorship...

Events Calendar Sponsor:
Tom Foster of ONG Marketplace 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!

Unique Visits


Upcoming 2021 Dates, Topics, and Speakers:
March 8th - Justin Campbell of National Field Services Topic: Integration of Hydrogen into the American and Global Energy Mix”

April 13th - Mark V. Smeltzer, Sr. & Mark V. Smeltzer Jr. of Ditio Real Estate Appraisals & More Topic: “Appraisals“

May 11th - TBA 

June 15th "Special Joint Luncheon" - Joint luncheon with NALA (Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association).Topic: to be Announced

July 13th - Steve Grandon, SR/WA of Liberty Core Consultants Topic: TBA

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 - TBA