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Kelly Simmons


Kelly Simmons, Business Development and Marketing Manager, joined Spirit Environmental in October 2018. Kelly actively and creatively manages all business development and marketing efforts to keep Spirit on the forefront of clients’ minds. She oversees all conferences, events, and marketing activities and coordinates and creates all internal and external marketing materials to ensure Spirit’s visibility. Despite being raised in the land of the Longhorns, Kelly found her collegiate home at Texas A&M University in College Station where she earned a BS in Agricultural Science in 2011. Kelly started her career in right of way as the Regional Coordinator for [...]

Kelly Simmons2020-06-05T18:16:38-05:00

Gina M. Anthony, SR/WA


Gina M. Anthony, SR/WA is currently a Project Manager and Right of Way Agent for Diversified Property Services, Inc. (DPS). Gina started with DPS in 2016 after retiring as Director for the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration’s Office of Real Estate (MDOT/SHA). As Director for MDOT/SHA’s Office of Real Estate, Ms. Anthony was responsible the agency’s real estate and right of way acquisitions throughout the State of Maryland , managinga budget in excess of $100 million per year. In her 32 years at MDOT/SHA, Gina worked in all facets of right of way acquisitions including fourteen years [...]

Gina M. Anthony, SR/WA2020-06-05T18:17:36-05:00

Kasy E. Baldauf, SR/WA


Mrs. Kasy Baldauf, SR/WA, Right of Way Specialist, joined Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP in February 2015, after working as an Encroachment Analyst for Enterprise Products, LLC in Houston, Texas. Kasy began her career in South Texas shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2011 with her Bachelors of Arts Degree in History. Her job responsibilities include managing capital projects throughout Texas and Louisiana, operations support for all existing pipeline assets and maintaining the permanent records and database. Kasy also holds her Senior Right of Way designation through the International Right of Way Association. Kasy became an [...]

Kasy E. Baldauf, SR/WA2020-06-05T18:18:36-05:00

Michael Pattison, SR/WA


Michael Pattison, SR/WA is a principal in the firm of Pattison & Associates, Inc., in Sacramento, California. He has over 15 years of right of way appraisal experience for local agencies and private owners in the Northern California area. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics. He is an active senior member of the Sacramento Chapter of IR/WA and is a Past President. He was honored with the IRWA’s prestigious Frank C. Balfour Award in 2004. He is currently the Professional Development Chair for the Sacramento chapter and recently [...]

Michael Pattison, SR/WA2020-06-05T18:19:23-05:00

Angel Banks


Angel Banks is Right of Way Manager for the Metropolitan Sewerage District, a regional public sewer authority in Asheville, North Carolina. She created the newly consolidated District’s right of way division in 1991, establishing policies and procedures for easement acquisition over 1,000 miles of interceptor and collector sewer lines. Working with area municipalities, she developed master agreements allowing greenway uses over the District’s sewer easements. She was previously employed in the commercial real estate and lending fields. Angel became a member of IRWA in 1991. She served on Chapter 31 committees and through officer rotation, becoming President in 2004. From [...]

Angel Banks2020-06-05T18:24:04-05:00

Bernard W. Lea, SR/WA


Bernard completed a 36-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, retiring in 1992. The first 20 years as an engineer, and the remaining 16 as a realty specialist, responsible for easement acquisition, land exchanges, appraisals, and negotiations. He is a Montana Certified Appraiser (General) and is presently self-employed. He has been a member of Montana Chapter 45 since 1980 and is certified as an instructor to teach appraisal, engineering and negotiation courses. He has served as Regional Chair and Vice Chair, on the INEC Committee, the Headquarters Move Committee and recently on the Education Summit Committee. He has served [...]

Bernard W. Lea, SR/WA2020-06-03T16:52:48-05:00

Kevin Winner, SR/WA


Kevin L. Winner, SR/WA, MBA, obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He is a Right of Way Project Manager for KP Land located in the Southwestern, US. KP Land is a land and right of way Service Company providing a wide range of comprehensive right of way acquisition and permitting services primarily to the pipeline, power, energy, renewable, transportation, telecommunication, and governmental sectors. He has been involved in the Right of Way Industry since 1999 and has worked for both private and public utility companies negotiating property [...]

Kevin Winner, SR/WA2020-06-03T16:54:01-05:00

Ron Barker, SR/WA


Ron Barker, SRWA, Land Services, Vectren Corporation a CenterPoint Energy Company being a natural gas and electric distribution company serving 8 states. Ron works within the Indiana and Ohio footprint of CenterPoint Energy service territories. Ron has over 40 years of experience in right of way profession. He has been an active member of the International Right of Way Association since 1979. Ron is actively involved in the International Right of Way Association as a member of Crossroads of America Indiana Chapter 10. He has served in all chapter leadership positions and has held numerous chapter committee positions. Ron [...]

Ron Barker, SR/WA2020-06-04T16:04:10-05:00

David W. Sinclair, SR/WA


David W. Sinclair, SR/WA, is a Project Manager for Paragon Partners Ltd. working on the Alaska LNG Project in Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to joining Paragon Partners, Mr. Sinclair was President of Steele Land Services, worked at ENGlobal for 11 years in various executive positions, and worked at Enron for more than 16 years serving as their Director of Right of Way until January of 2001. While at Enron his responsibilities included overseeing the acquisition of land and right-of-way for new facilities and managing existing land rights across their domestic pipeline system. In addition, Mr. Sinclair also provided right-of-way assistance [...]

David W. Sinclair, SR/WA2020-06-03T16:57:50-05:00

Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA


Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA, has nearly 30 years of right of way experience. She is Western Regional Manager for Universal Field Services, responsible for business development and project management for southwest Washington, the states of Oregon, Idaho, and California. She is the principal real estate broker for Universal in Oregon and California. Prior to joining Universal in 1998, Leslie was a Project Manager and Right of Way Agent for Washington County, Oregon where she was responsible for property management, acquisition and relocation assistance and related activities from authorization to construction of numerous street and road projects. Leading up to that, [...]

Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA2020-06-03T16:59:41-05:00