Nick Adkins: A Journey from ROW Agent to Divisional Director

ORC’s Strategic Appointment in Utilities & Infrastructure

O. R. Colan Associates (ORC), a leading service provider in right-of-way acquisitions and related services, is proud to announce the appointment of Nick Adkins as the new Divisional Director for the Utilities & Infrastructure sector. In this role, Adkins will be instrumental in driving regional growth and strengthening client relationships across Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Adkins, who has been with ORC since March 2018, began his journey as a Junior Right of Way (ROW) Agent. Over the years, he has significantly honed his expertise, advancing through various key positions including Right-of-Way Agent, Lead Agent, Project Manager, and Program Manager. His experience covers a wide spectrum of utility-related engagements, notably in electric transmission, distribution, fiber, real estate, and renewable energy projects.

Speaking on the appointment, Kale Suedkamp, Vice President of ORC, remarked, “Nick’s promotion to Divisional Director is a testament to his exceptional leadership and dedication. His comprehensive understanding of the industry and commitment to excellence will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and fortify our services in the Utilities & Infrastructure sector.”

In his new capacity, Adkins will collaborate closely with ORC’s executive team, strategically propelling the company’s brand and aligning with ORC’s overarching business strategy. He will oversee existing programs for notable clients such as AEP, EKPC, CVEC, CVSI, and TVA, while actively seeking new business ventures.

Adkins expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, stating, “I am honored to take on this new challenge and am excited for the opportunity to contribute further to ORC’s growth. With the best people and terrific resources at our disposal, I look forward to building strong client relationships and leading our team to new heights.”

Adkins operates from the ORC office in Scott Depot, WV. He holds a Master of Science in Geography with an emphasis on GIS from Marshall University and an RWA Certification from the International Right of Way Association. He previously served as President of IRWA Chapter 21. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling with his family, golf, cooking, and outdoor activities. Adkins and his wife, Lora, are also excitedly expecting their second child in February 2024.

ORC is confident that under Adkins’ leadership, the Utilities & Infrastructure sector will continue to thrive, further solidifying the company’s position as a leader in right-of-way services.