About

About

The Right of Way Team You Can Rely On

Stateside Right of Way employees have a long working history together. 

Stateside has been responsible for all aspects of the right of way process: detailed multiple alternative route cost estimates, cash-flow forecasts for survey, environmental, legal, demolition, acquisition, relocation, utility relocation and construction. Stateside has chaired ROW meetings that maintained oversight and coordinated legal, survey, engineering, environmental and all pending pre-construction activities. On numerous projects, past and present, Stateside agents have presented to CEOs, board members and the public regarding projects and the issues related to them.

The Stateside team has provided daily, weekly and monthly reports to engineering, planning, construction, and upper management teams, as well as agency boards. Stateside has explained right of way processes and procedures to neighborhood associations, city council meetings, universities, school districts and other agencies, as needed.

Stateside's Leadership Team

Diane Burkhardt Valek, President & Program Manager

Diane Burkhardt Valek has more than 20 years of right of way experience with expertise in federally funded projects, LPA projects, and large, high profile projects. She has successfully served as lead on multiple FHWA and FTA projects that required compliance for reimbursement to the client. Mrs. Valek has also proven herself as a leader by taking the initiative in coordinating with the client and having documentation created and provided to the client that helps ensure compliance with the federally regulating authority. Her teams have been responsible for all aspects of the right of way process: detailed multiple alternative route cost estimates, cash-flow forecasts for survey, environmental, legal, demolition, acquisition, relocation, utility relocation and construction. The team chaired ROW meetings that maintained oversight and coordinated legal, survey, engineering, environmental and all pending pre-construction activities. On numerous projects, past and present, she has presented to CEOs, board members and the public regarding projects and the issues related to them.

Carrie Weir, Vice President - Mansfield Office

Project Manager, Senior Acquisition Agent, Large Project Experience, Title Research/Curative and Eminent Domain. Carrie Weir has over seventeen years of experience in locally and federally funded transportation projects within the State of Texas. Mrs. Weir has an impressive record leading large teams as the Project Leader for high profile, billion dollar, time sensitive and design build projects. Mrs. Weir has led the right of way coordination for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (TEX Rail), TxDOT, NTTA, Dallas County, the Palo Pinto Water District and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas, (METRO) in addressing project planning, budgeting, title, scheduling and parcel specific issues. At the start of projects, Mrs. Weir has developed cost estimates and assisted in route selection during the approval process and prior to the completion of final environmental impact statements.

Lisa Roberts, Director - Temple Office

Project Manager, Senior Acquisition Agent, Title Research/Curative and Eminent Domain Specialist. Ms. Roberts has an impressive record as a Senior Acquisition Agent, Negotiator, Title Agent and Condemnation Agent on complex commercial, residential and rural property acquisitions. As a seasoned project manager and negotiator, she has received many recommendations from clients and landowners who prefer her soft “let’s get this closed” approach. Ms. Roberts’ professional and polished personality is well received by title companies, attorneys, commissioners, board members and established landowners.

Danyelle Donnelly, SR/WA, R/W-RAC - Director - Dallas Office

Project Manager, Senior Relocation Agent, Acquisition Agent, Title Curative and Eminent Domain. Mrs. Donnelly’s most recent experience is working as the Lead Acquisition Agent and Relocation Manager on the $1.2 billion TEX Rail project.  For the TxDOT projects located in Dallas and Ellis County Texas, Mrs. Donnelly’s team was responsible for over 25 residential relocations and in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties for over 300 residential, commercial, personal property and cell tower relocations, all per the URA, TxDOT Manual and Senate Bill 18. Mrs. Donnelly was responsible for all relocation advisory services, meeting with displacees, calculating benefits, requesting move bids, preparing submittal packets, reviewing and checking packets for accuracy, DS&S inspections, monitoring moves and vacate notices.

Briana Miller, R/W-RAC - Director, Houston Office

Project Manager, Relocation Manager, Senior Agent and QA/QC Agent. Mrs. Miller is bilingual and has the expertise to adhere to the Uniform guidelines for federally funded projects while meeting the client’s expectations. With big project experience as a Relocation Agent and QA/QC Agent on CDA/Design Build Projects, Mrs. Miller has completed complex industrial moves, high profile commercial moves and complex residential moves. Her experience with these projects and other large projects such as the TxDOT Grand Parkway SH 99, SH 36, IH-610, IH 45, SH 146 and the Loop 375 Border Highway in El Paso has provided her with the skills and comfort level to complete projects that are complex, sensitive in nature and politically influenced.

Mrs. Miller is extremely skilled leading large groups for project process training sessions, presenting to the clients, the agency and even to the FHWA regarding complicated relocations.

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