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For the advancement of Right-of-Way Professionals


Past Speakers and Topics

Past Topics & Speakers

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

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

December 2020 - Federal Rules and Our New Normal - (Click on Title 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 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