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 served as the Region 1 Representative and Vice-Chair of the International Professional Development Committee. He was also Co-Chair of the 2007 International Education Conference in Sacramento.