HDR’s Mims Named President-Elect of IRWA
Aimie Mims, HDR’s right of way section manager, has been named president-elect of the International Right of Way Association. Voting took place at IRWA’s Annual Education Conference, which was held June 24-27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She becomes the association’s president-elect for 2019 and the association’s president in June 2020.
Mims has been active at the local and international level of IRWA. She has been a member of IRWA’s Minnesota chapter since 2010, serving as president-elect in 2015. For the international organization, she has served on various committees, including the international nominations and elections committee, and as international secretary, treasurer and as international vice-president since 2015. She has been actively involved in IRWA’s Young Professionals group.
Based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, office, Mims has 15 years of industry-related experience and has been with HDR for four and a half years. She joined HDR as right of way project manager before being named section manager in 2015. She has broad experience in the full complement of land rights tasks associated with transportation, infrastructure, and energy-corridor projects and has worked on a variety of projects including power, renewables, and transportation infrastructure.
Prior to joining HDR, Mims was with Xcel Energy as a siting and land rights technician, Westwood Professional Services as a siting and land rights specialist, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, South America.
Mims holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a master of arts degree in international studies and conflict resolution from the University of Denver. She is a registered senior right of way professional (SR/WA) by IRWA and is certified by IRWA in negotiation and acquisition (R/W-NAC), and asset management (R/W-AMC).
As president-elect Mims said she looks forward to focusing on the association’s purpose of improving people’s lives through infrastructure development and working with membership on IRWA’s governance project.
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