2022-2023 IRWA Chapter 26 Ballot of Nominees

Election results will be announced via e-mail on May 20, 2022; Please cast your ballot by COB May 18, 2022 by sending this completed form. Vote for only one candidate in each category by checking the button in front of the name for whom you are voting or in front of the candidate you write-in. Candidates written-in will be confirmed by the Elections Committee. This completed form must be sent to the Committee by COB May 18, 2022.

NOTE: You must be an IRWA Chapter 26 member to vote.


 President

 

 Vice President

 

  Secretary

 

  Treasurer

 

  International Director (Two Year Term 2021-2023)

(Per Chapter 26 By Laws, 2 Year Director requires a confirmation vote for 2nd year term.

 

  International Director (One Year Term 2022-2023)

 

  Professional of the Year


 

 

 

 Young Professional of the Year

 

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Qualifications of Nominees

President – Mark Mendez   Mr. Mendez is originally from Austin, TX and has been involved with the IRWA since 2011. Before transferring to Chapter 26 he was a member of Chapter 74 in Region 2, and served as the Young Professional Committee Chair from 2012 to 2014. In 2013 Mark was recognized for his service and awarded Young Professional of the Year by Chapter 74, and was also selected as a finalist for International Young Professional of the Year. Mark has completed the required education to obtain his RWA designation, and has worked in the right‐of‐way profession for 12+ years, with experience in both the public and private sector. Mark currently lives in Clermont, FL and works for LJA Engineering, Inc., as a Right of Way Project Manager. Mark served Chapter 26 previously as our Vice President and as Treasurer and if elected President will continue to represent and build Chapter 26.
     
Vice President – Mark Anderson   Mr. Anderson currently serves as Treasurer for Chapter 26. He has attended almost all chapter meetings, Region forums and International conferences in the past 5-years. He is an active member of the ROWCC and the International Transportation Committee. In his words, “My goal is to support the chapter president in continuing to advance the chapter with educational, membership drives, and social activities. As a self-nomination, I wish to continue the growth and notoriety gained in this chapter as we become more visible both in local activities as well as our social media presence. My goal is to assist the president in their goals and help guide the promotion of chapter and regional activities.”
     
Secretary – Sarah Boggs   Sarah Boggs has been actively involved in Chapter 26 and currently serves as chapter secretary and Education committee co-chair. Her goal is to continue to promote IRWA's Chapter 26 and increase involvement at chapter events. Sarah has worked in the right-of-way profession for 7+ years and is currently FDOT's statewide Relocation Program Manager. Her previous experience includes working for FDOT as a project manager and acquisition & relocation administrator. She has obtained her RW-RAC and completed the required education to receive her RWP designation. She is currently working on obtaining her SR/WA.
     
Treasurer – Rossanna Asencio   Rossanna actively attends IRWA events and takes classes annually as she pursues her SR/WA. If elected, Rossanna plans to ensure that Chapter 26 treasury stays in compliance with all Chapter and International by-laws. Her co-workers have found her to be honest, ethical, detail oriented and a very hard worker. Rossanna is a quick learner and has the ability to resolve and address issues diplomatically. She is a true leader and will be a very valuable asset to the Chapter.
     
1 Year Director – Virginia Anderson, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC   Currently, Virginia is the Membership Chair and Director of Chapter 26. She also serves at the International level on the Transportation, Marketing and Electric & Utilities committees. Additionally, Virginia has held several leadership roles in Chapter 74; By-Law Committee, Director/1 YR, Director/2YR, President, 2017-2018, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Program Chair. Virginia has always supported the IRWA and has been an affiliate member of the Chapters 74, 31, 26, 19, 13, 36 and 8. Virginia's initiatives and goals are to continue to market and grow Chapter 26. She spearheaded the creation of the LinkedIn page which has grown to over 400 followers. She continues to monitor the page and post all Chapter updates. Virginia is also our Membership Chair and has assisted multiple members with transitioning to our Chapter. She also provides mentorship to the Chapter with her extensive knowledge of the IRWA by-laws.
     
2 Year Director – Chad Marcus   Mr. Marcus is HNTB’s Right of Way Program Manager at Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and qualifying Florida broker. His experience includes program management, project management, land acquisition, relocation, property management, and innovative right of way solutions. Since 2016 he has served as Chapter Treasurer, Chapter Secretary, Chapter Vice‐President, and Chapter President. As an International Director, Mr. Marcus will advocate for the continued success of our Chapter at region forums and the annual conference.
     
Professional of the Year – Barbara Strouse   Barbara Strouse has actively served Chapter 26 for over 13 years as Membership Chair, International Director, Vice President and President. She has organized many networking social events throughout her tenure as the chapter's unofficial "Social Chair." Barbara led efforts to host our region's Education Conference & Fall Forum by securing the venue and speakers for the event. She served as a panelist for an education break out session on innovation at IRWA's Education Conference in Portland, Oregon. She has worked tirelessly to maintain a healthy chapter roster and to secure CHIP incentives in years past. Barbara kept members involved through various events and personal outreach. She encouraged new members to become active participants on Chapter 26's board. Most recently, Barbara held the most demanding role in the Chapter by becoming Chapter President. She led a team of dedicated individuals and allowed the board to bring forward new events. Barbara is deserving of this award for all her dedication to the success of Chapter 26 over the years.
     
Professional of the Year – Virginia Anderson, SR/WA, R/W-NAC, R/W-RAC   Currently, Virginia is the Membership Chair and Director of Chapter 26. She also serves at the International level on the Transportation, Marketing and Electric & Utilities committees. Additionally, Virginia has held several leadership roles in Chapter 74; By-Law Committee, Director/1 YR, Director/2YR, President, 2017-2018, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Program Chair. Virginia has always supported the IRWA and has been an affiliate member of the Chapters 74, 31, 26, 19, 13, 36 and 8. Virginia's initiatives and goals are to continue to market and grow Chapter 26. She spearheaded the creation of the LinkedIn page which has grown to over 400 followers. She continues to monitor the page and post all Chapter updates. Virginia is also our Membership Chair and has assisted multiple members with transitioning to our Chapter. She also provides mentorship to the Chapter with her extensive knowledge of the IRWA by-laws.
     
Employer of the Year – L.W. Survey Company   LW Survey, Company (LWS) has been very supportive of Chapter 26. They have sponsored numerous events held by Chapter 26 and Region 6. LWS was also one of the first sponsors of Chapter 26’s website. Virginia Anderson, Director of Transportation/Government works diligently for the Chapter, and LWS allows her the time necessary to complete all tasks required of her roles. LWS is also a national sponsor and supports numerous other chapters and regions. In addition, many of LWS’s employees are members and serve in various roles across the IRWA regions.
     
Young Professional of the Year – Sarah Boggs   Sarah has been active in planning and attendance at numerous events, and also assists our current President with setting meetings and preparing the agenda for our monthly meetings. She recently received her RW-RAC, has completed course work and application for RWP, and is working toward her SR/WA. Sarah is always a pleasure to work with. She stays engaged and is always willing to give a helping hand. Sarah is an example of true leadership and everything a young professional should exemplify.