Scott Depot, VW – O. R. Colan Associates, LLC, (ORC), one of the nation’s oldest firms specializing in land acquisition, relocation, and program management for infrastructure projects, is excited to announce the hiring of Sam Cook as the Project Manager in our new Scott Depot, WV, office. Mr. Cook will work closely with Tracy Jones, Divisional Director, on business development, client retention, and regional growth. Further, Mr. Cook will supervise, coordinate and manage team activities and operations for projects sponsored by a diversity of West Virginia clients.
Sam Cook comes to ORC after retiring from the State of West Virginia after more than 31 years of service. Mr. Cook has experience trying over 50 cases to a jury in right-of-way matters and has settled and prepared settlement documents in over 100 right-of-way matters.
Mr. Cook holds degrees from both Marshall and West Virginia Universities. He worked for much of his state career in right-of-way acquisition for WV DOH, District 2. He also directed the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (now known as the Health Care Fraud Unit), worked for the Consumer Advocate for the Insurance Commission and was Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Resources.