Chapter 17 Members

Badger Chapter 17 has about 200 members from the fields of transportation, utilities, government, and private companies that include right of way professionals, appraisers, engineers, attorneys, and surveyors.  IRWA members can find other members using the directory at Not a member? Email an officer to find someone!


Membership in the IRWA provides an opportunity to network with others in the field, education, and credentialing in this unique field of right of way. To become a member, go to

Membership also provides:

Education and networking at chapter events.

A discount to the IRWA courses.

A subscription to the bimonthly Right of Way Magazine

Access to the online member directory.

Online forums for discussion on right of way issues.

Job openings in the profession.

Badger Chapter 17 Officers

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Jeff Olson President

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Jeff graciously returns to chapter office after several years off. He has been an appraiser with Sewall Forestry and Natural Resources Consulting (formerly Compass Land Consultants) for a number of years. He conducts appraisals for linear projects throughout the upper midwest. He can often be found before Wisconsin Condemnation Commissions or in court as an expert witness.

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Norm Pawelczyk President Elect

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Norman has been employed at WisDOT since 1997. He has held Real Estate Specialist positions at WisDOT in the areas of negotiation, appraisal, relocation and appraisal review. He was a past Real Estate/Plat Development Supervisor and is now the Bureau of Technical Services Chief in the areas of real estate, access management, and utility coordination. He has an associate degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Development. He holds licenses as a WI Certified General Appraiser, WI Assessor 2 and WI Real Estate Broker and holds the SR/WA designation.

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Laura Heier Treasurer

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Laura is an appraiser with Sewall Forestry and Natural Resources Consulting. She works throughout Wisconsin appraising property for public projects.

When not working she enjoys doing fun activities with her husband and children.

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Paul Gibson Secretary

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Paul joined JCG Land Services in 2009. He has provided acquisition and management services for several clients during his tenure. He has experience in infrastructure, utilities, and renewables throughout the Midwest. He currently manages the JCG office in Madison. Paul holds the certification of SR/WA and is a real estate salesperson, licensed in the State of Iowa.

Outside of work, you can find Paul enjoying live music or time on his motorcycle.