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Do Your Best


We all say it. We often promise to do it. But how often do we actually fulfill that promise? With all our good intentions, the pressures of life do lead us astray. But when we do our best, pushing through obstacles, using all our efforts, the satisfaction is enormous. And the rewards are sweeter because they’ve been hard earned. Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” RWIEF helps you do just that. Our Foundation has supported right of way education for over 40 years, funding courses for [...]

Do Your Best2020-06-05T11:15:15-05:00

Sharon Slauenwhite, SR/WA


Sharon Slauenwhite, SR/WA, is Supervisor of Roads and Rights of Way with the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She has worked in real property law and public infrastructure for 30 years in both the private and public sectors. Sharon has been an IRWA member since 2003, and has enjoyed serving in leadership roles with Atlantic Canada Chapter 65, Region 8, the International Governing Council, and the Canadian Right of Way Education Foundation. She became a CLIMB certified instructor in 2016. Presently Sharon is the IRWA's 2020-2021 International President, and is honoured (yes, that's [...]

Sharon Slauenwhite, SR/WA2021-09-27T13:11:33-05:00

Funding Your Future


40 Years of Giving Back Since RWIEF’s inception in 1976 as a non-profit funding mechanism for right of way education, the Foundation has supported IRWA in building and improving its education program. Coming to the end of our 40th anniversary year, it is amazing to recognize that approximately $1.8M has been endowed to the program. Most members know that Foundation funding has produced new courses, updated existing courses, converted classroom courses to online formats, and made possible the 2004 revision of the PRINCIPLES OF RIGHT OF WAY textbook, but that’s not all. Funding for the [...]

Funding Your Future2020-06-05T11:32:20-05:00

The Skinny on Scholarships


Most of us know that the Right of Way International Education Foundation is the non-profit funding mechanism for right of way education, providing funds for new courses, updates of existing courses, and other education initiatives. Not as many of us remember that RWIEF supports three scholarship programs, so here’s the skinny. 40 For 40 Launching Careers Scholarship Launched in 2017 to celebrate our 40th anniversary, RWIEF partnered with IRWA to provide 40 scholarships to IRWA members in good standing, committed to achieving the Right of Way Agent or Right of Way Professional credential. Two recipients [...]

The Skinny on Scholarships2020-06-05T11:44:57-05:00

Carol A. Croft, SR/WA


Carol A. Croft, SR/WA is a principal in Croft & Associates, a right of way consulting and real estate appraisal firm in Nashville, Tennessee. Carol has over 30 years of experience in right of way appraisal and acquisition work for local, state and federal agencies as well as utility companies. She has been an active member of the International Right of Way Association since 1979. In service to the Tennessee Chapter, she has held numerous committee and officer positions including President and Director. In 1985 she was the chairperson for the IR/WA's annual conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. Carol [...]

Carol A. Croft, SR/WA2020-06-05T18:06:03-05:00

Joseph (Joe) B. Neighbors, SR/WA


Joseph (Joe) B. Neighbors, SR/WA graduated University of Georgia 1965, Batchelor of Business Administration.  Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in U.S. Army in 1964, Two years active duty, twenty seven years as a Reservist, Retired 1993 with the rank of Colonel, two Meritorious Service Medals and Legion of Merit. Employed by Georgia Power from April 1968 until September 1996, Began as a Right of Way Agent in the Land Department, progressed up to Supervisor, Condemnation Appeals, Manager Land and Right of Way Acquisition, Manager Land Support Services, Assistant to Vice President, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Joined the American Right of Way [...]

Joseph (Joe) B. Neighbors, SR/WA2020-06-05T18:07:19-05:00
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Charlie Nobles, Chief Executive Officer


Charlie Nobles is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Right of Way Association in Gardena, California. Charlie Nobles brings over 20 years of both non-profit and for-profit senior management experience to IRWA, 17of which he spent growing membership-based associations. While serving as its executive director, he led the American Sailing Association to more than double both its revenue and its membership while overseeing dramatic improvements to its educational, marketing and customer service operations. Charlie is an active real estate investor and holds a California real estate broker license. He earned a physics degree from Stanford University and an MBA [...]

Charlie Nobles, Chief Executive Officer2020-06-05T18:37:58-05:00

Aimie L. Mims, SR/WA, R/W-AMC, R/W-NAC


Aimie believes that the work we do as right of way professionals matters; we improve people’s quality of life through infrastructure development. As a Right of Way Manager at HDR, Aimie works to empower teams of right of way professionals and grow business through strategic marketing and delivery of high-quality project services. By building and mediating client-landowner relationships in a way that is fair and respectful to landowners, she helps secure necessary land rights to make successful projects possible. Maintaining a strong industry presence is important to Aimie and she is proud to currently be serving as President of [...]

Aimie L. Mims, SR/WA, R/W-AMC, R/W-NAC2020-06-05T18:13:37-05:00

Carmelita A. Delgado, R/W-NAC, RWA


Carmelita Delgado, R/W-NAC, RWA,  is a Real Estate Specialist for Electrical Consultants, Inc., based in Woods Cross, Utah. Ms. Delgado has over 16 years of right of way acquisition and project management experience in the Energy Industry with both private and public entities. She has been an active member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) since 2014. Ms. Delgado has been very active in serving the Salt Lake City Chapter of the IRWA and has held several committee and officer positions including President-Elect and International Director. Ms. Delgado is a past Region 9, Young Professional Representative and [...]

Carmelita A. Delgado, R/W-NAC, RWA2020-06-05T18:14:52-05:00

Lara T. Bailey SR/WA, R/W-NAC


Lara is a Lands & Right of Way Advisor for M&N Operating Co. (Enbridge), and she has worked for the company since 1991. She is currently responsible for a variety of right-of-way activities for approximately 300 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Lara delights in spending time with family and friends and occasionally performing on bassoon and contrabassoon with a few local groups. She also enjoys volunteering, cooking, hiking, biking, and kayaking. Lara has a B.A. in Music, a B.S. in Business Administration, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. [...]

Lara T. Bailey SR/WA, R/W-NAC2021-03-10T17:07:33-06:00
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