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Contract Land Staff Appoints Darin Hittle as President and CEO
In January, CLS announced the appointment of Darin Hittle as President and Chief Executive Officer. Darin is a tenured operational
leader and has spent the majority of his career in the energy industry. He brings over a decade of senior management and business
development experience, most recently in leadership roles at the Wood Group and LW Survey Co.
“We are truly excited to welcome Darin to CLS,” said Jimmy Lee, Board Member of CLS. “Darin has deep experience and an
impressive track record of growing field service organizations in our industry. With his leadership, CLS is well-positioned to continue
growing the business in new markets and geographies and enhancing the services we provide to our customers.”
Edward Opstein Retires from Right of Way
Edward Opstein, SR/WA, retired from his job in right of way two years ago and is now fully retiring from the industry.
He has been an IRWA member for 35 years and an IRWA Instructor for nearly 20 years. For the last two years, Ed has
continued as a CLIMB Instructor, teaching IRWA courses all over the nation and in Saudi Arabia. Ed says, “The future of
our great organization is at the Chapter level where all leadership is developed and where Association support will always be
rewarded. Those who encourage participation and demonstrate professionalism with all aspects of their personal behavior
become real leaders. With a focus on opportunity, ethics and education, IRWA will continue to be the gold-standard for not
only our industry but for those who observe us. I thank the IRWA for blessing my life in more ways than I can count but always beginning
with the people.”