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Kelly Patton


Kelly Patton, Marketing Consultant, has provided marketing services to the right of way industry since 2015. Kelly creatively manages company marketing efforts to keep on the forefront of clients’ minds. She oversees conferences, events, social media, marketing activities, and coordinates and creates marketing materials to ensure her clients’ 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 Paragon Partners in Houston, TX and [...]

Kelly Patton2021-10-01T10:41:59-05:00

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/WA2021-03-11T08:41:48-06:00

Michael Pattison, SR/WA


Michael Pattison, SR/WA is a principal in the firm of Pattison & Associates, Inc., in Sacramento, California. He has over 25 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 IRWA and is a Past President. He was honored with the IRWA’s prestigious Frank C. Balfour Award in 2004. He is proud to have served as the Professional Development Chair for the [...]

Michael Pattison, SR/WA2021-03-10T17:23:17-06:00

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

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

Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA


Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA, has over 33 years of right of way experience. She is Vice President, Western Region 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. Leslie attended Western Oregon University, majoring in early childhood education. She trained as a mediator and received an Oregon Mediation Certificate. In addition, she has attended many technical and management training programs in property acquisition, appraisal, and leadership. Leslie has been active in the IRWA since 1987, serving [...]

Leslie Finnigan, SR/WA2021-03-10T17:18:22-06:00

Craig Poorker, SR/WA


Craig Poorker, SR/WA is retired Manager of Land Rights for Great River Energy in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and has been involved in right of way acquisition since 1984. He was previously employed by Chisago County Public Works for 16 years and was involved in all aspects of highway surveying, design, construction, and right of way acquisition. Craig has been an active member of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) since 1985. He is past Region Chair of IRWA Region 3 and past president of Chapter 20 and has also served as Chapter 20 Membership Chair, Education Chair, and [...]

Craig Poorker, SR/WA2020-07-27T21:43:57-05:00
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