Houston | NewOrleans | Pittsburgh
In support of America’s Energy Industry
Kenneth L. Davis, SR/WA
(412) 299-1199 Office
(724) 513-6383 Mobile
Stephen K. Patton
(713) 458-5110 Office
(832) 794-0501 Mobile
J. Warren Doyle
(504) 620-5051 Office
(281) 755-6259 Mobile
J. Warren Doyle, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
(504) 620-5058 Office
(281) 755-6251 Mobile
Danny P. Gibbs
(713) 491-6170 Office
(832) 720-2097 Mobile
in terms of Newtonian physics. By
simply reading it, you will not be able
to ride a bicycle. It is only through
personal experience that you will
become proficient. As long as you
are unafraid of exploring, the proper
balance will come into focus as you
progress through your career.
In many ways, IRWA’s Industry
Career Path—culminating with
the SR/WA designation—can be
viewed as the generalist approach
whereas the Specialist Career
Path is more focused in specific
bodies of knowledge, such as
appraisal, relocation and property
management. It is important to
note that these two career paths
(Industry and Specialist) are not
mutually exclusive. Earning the
RWA, RWP or SR/WA in addition to
specialist designations can help you
to become a jack of all trades and
master of some, which I would argue is
advantageous in an industry where the
future is everything but predictable.
Regardless of your approach, IRWA’s
education and designations will help
you to differentiate yourself in the
marketplace, and will contribute
toward your personal and professional
image. The credentialing concierge is
an excellent resource where you can
explore many certifications available,
and it will guide you to which IRWA
certifications are within your reach.
I believe that we are all seeking to
determine how we fit in best and how
we can contribute the most value to
our employers, clients and colleagues.
As long as you commit to being a
lifelong learner, seek mentoring
opportunities, and continue to develop
personally and professionally, you will
find your niche. J
Derrick has over a decade of professional
experience with O. R. Colan Associates.
He is a certified Project Management
Professional (PMP) and recently earned
his SR/ WA designation from the IRWA.
He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and
is working toward an appraisal license.
He currently serves as Region 4's Young
Professional Representative and as
President of Chapter 16.