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

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For the advancement of Right-of-Way Professionals


Past Speakers and Topics

Past Topics & Speakers

December 14th Topic: "Distressed Assets, Deals & Trends" by Sean Moran from Buchanon Ingersol & Rooney PC

November 9th Topic: "Electric Utilities Infrastructure" (Click here for Video) by Steven A. Walton from Pike Engineering. 

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

September 14, 2021 "Employment During a Pandemic" by Rachel McElroy from McElroy Law Firm. 

August 10, 2021 - "Overcoming Challenges of Project Management of Right of Way Acquisition: A Purple Line BRT Case Study" - by Patrick McCallister, SR/WA of WPS USA.

July 13, 2021 - "How it Started - How It's Going: Our Path to the ROW Profession" - by Steve Grandon, SR/WA of Liberty Core Consultants

June 15, 2021 - "Contracting with Special Groups" - by Renee Anderson from Cassidy, Anderson and Kane.

May 11, 2021 - "Offering a Drone/UAV Service to your Clients” - (Click here to see Video!) by Jim Garner of Mott McDonald.

April 13, 2021 - "Appraisals” - (Click here to see Video!) by Mark V. Smeltzer, Sr. & Mark V. Smeltzer, Jr. of Ditio Real Estate Appraisals & More.

March 9, 2021 - "Integration of Hydrogen into the American and Global Energy Mix” - (Click here to see Video!) by Justin Campbell of National Field Services

February 9, 2021 - "International Right of Way Association”(Click here to see Video!) by our guest speaker, Charlie Nobles, CEO of I.R.W.A.!

January 12th - "Incorporating Native Vegetation In Your Project" - (Click here to see Video) by Lindsey White & Randi Grout of Ernst Pollinator Service

December 2020 - Federal Rules and Our New Normal - (Click here to see Video!) by Faith A. Roland, SR/WA of Contract Land Staff.

November 2020 - "Right of Way and the Professional Surveyor” - (Click on Title to see Video!) by Gary R. Kent, PS of Meridian Land Consulting, LLC

October 2020 - Right of Way perspective from the stakeholders point of view” (Click on Title to see Video!) by Michael Castle of The Phoenix Group WV, LLC

September 2020 - Drones and Society by Seth Zora of AerdiA (due to technical difficulties the presentation wasn’t recorded).

August 2020 - “Renewables 101” (Click on Title to see Video!) by Matt Pasquinelli and Tom Morgan of LandSolutions LP

July 2020 - "PA One Call System" (Click on Title to see Video!) by Marcos Bernal, Senior Liaison Representative of PA One Call System Inc.

June 2020 - “WVU Energy Land Management” (Click on Title to see Video!) by Shawn Grushecky, Ph.D, Program Coordinator of WVU Energy Land Management

May 2020 - “Real Property Legal Descriptions” (Click on Title to see Video!) by Karolina Powell, CPL, Dudley Land Company

April 2020 - “Value of leases and how the existing infrastructure affects development plans, which, in turn affects the lease value.” (Click on Title to see Video!) by David J. Marks, Dominion Energy Field Services

March 2020 - “Electric Transmission ROW and the Impacts on Agriculture” by Jon Clark, PMP, CFP, Vice President, Utilities, from Contract Land Staff, LLC 

February 2020 - "Roadway Permitting" by Tim Lotinsky, P.E. from GAI Consultants 

January 2020 - "Right-of-Way Challenges: A Streams, Wetlands and Permitting Perspective" by Adam Gailey, MS, PWS from Gailey Environmental  

December 2019 -  Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company by Jeff Davis, Jr. 

November 2019 -  The IRWA history, structure, and the next steps for the Pittsburgh Right of Way Group to become a chapter by  Tim Drennan from IRWA

October 2019 - “The benefits of using an Occupational Medicine department for their employees” by Ralph Parks from Washington Physicians Group

September 2019 - “Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania the Jobs in Energy program” by Bill Lucas 

August 2019 - We had a round table discussion

July 2019 -  “Natural Gas ‘MEGA RULE’: Added Opportunity for the Right-of-Way” by Beth Minear from Global Project Solutions

June 2019 -  “The perspective of an In-house Company Surface Land Representative” by Phillip Khoury from Chevron

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Upcoming 2022 Dates, Topics, and Speakers:

January 11th - Ryan Fairbanks, RPL of Land Runner, Inc. Topic: "7-Skills for Land Professionals to Prepare for Your Next Pivot."

February 8th - David Barraza of Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Topic: "Recognizing Potential Environmental Risks for Property Acquisition"

March 8th - TBA: Call for Speaker

April 12th - TBA: Call for Speaker

May 10th -TBA: Call for Speaker

June 14th -TBA: Call for Speaker