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 Professional Development Chair, and earned his senior designation (SR/WA) in 2000. Craig was a finalist for the 2008 Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award, the Association’s highest honor bestowed upon an IRWA member. He also has an Associate Degree in Civil Technology and Land Surveying from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis and a B.A. in Organizational Development from Bethel University in St. Paul.