Right of Way Planning Manager
Education: B.A., Geography, emphasis in G.I.S. and Remote Sensing, University of California, Los Angeles
Associations: Member, International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
BJ Swanner is the manager of the Right of Way Planning division at Epic. For 11 years, BJ has led this dedicated department to provide right of way impact assessments, conceptual feasibility studies, cost estimates, and project development for complex right of way acquisition and relocation projects throughout the West. BJ is also the key designer of Epic’s proprietary software applications, including the Epic Land Solutions Cost Estimator (ELSCE), Epic Property Management Application (EPMA), and a mobile Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application. BJ’s skills include geospatial data synthesis, database development and management, and software implementation. Articulate, thoughtful, and audience-focused, BJ often represents clients at community outreach meetings to describe right of way complexities.