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Chapter 88's Jonny Garner is named Region V "Professional of the Year"!

A well-deserved Award for Jonny Garner!

PITTSBURGH Chapter 88's Jonny Garner is named the "2023 Professional of the Year"

"Chapter 88's own Jonny Garner, RWA, was presented the 2023 Professional of the Year for in Region 5, this past weekend at the Region Spring Forum in French Lick, IN."

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IRWA Three Rivers Chapter 88 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The International Right of Way Association is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners.

For the advancement of Right-of-Way Professionals

Past Speakers and Topics

Past Topics & Speakers

June 13, 2023 Topic - Application of methane monitoring technologies in the detection, localization, and quantification of emissions. by Ali Lashgari, from Project Canary (PC).

January 10, 2023 Topic - “The Burnham Canal: from Festering Cesspool to (future) Restored Wetland.” by Beth Smith, SR/WA,  Real Estate Specialist at Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).

November 8, 2022 Topic - "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Easements" by Yasmin L. Stump, President and Founder of Yasmin L. Stump Law Group, PC ("YLSLG")

October 11, 2022 Topic - "Overview of the Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian development operations of Olympus Energy LLC, right here in Appalachia." by Scott Cleveland iDirector - EHS & Regulatory at Olympus Energy, LLC.

March 15, 2022 - IRWA 88 Membership Drive / Chapter 88 Social Event

April 12, 2022 Topic: "Bridging the Gap: Utilizing Technology to reinforce Land and Environmental Collaboration" by Jeremiah Walker III of Boden Consulting Services.

March 15, 2022 Topic: "IRWA 88 Membership Drive / Chapter Social" --- Thanks to all who attended!

February 8, 2022 Topic: "Recognizing Potential Environmental Risks for Property Acquisition" (Click here for Video) by David Barraza of Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.

January 11, 2022 Topic: "Landman Pivot" (Click here for Video) by Ryan Fairbanks, RPL of LandRunner

December 14, 2021 Topic: "Distressed Assets, Deals & Trends" by Sean Moran from Buchanon Ingersol & Rooney PC

November 9, 2021 Topic: "Electric Utilities Infrastructure" (Click here for Video) by Steven A. Walton from Pike Engineering. 

October 12, 2021 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”

January 12, 2021 - "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