+1 732.730.2558 | Started with OPIS in 1980
Tom has covered downstream oil markets for over 40 years. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Francis University, Tom has a degree in English and has analyzed crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids for parts of four decades. He has also written commentary for Marketwatch and is a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial Markets and NPR Marketplace. He provides unbiased and expert commentary for print and electronic media during times of oil volatility, and is regularly quoted in virtually every U.S. and international periodical.
+1 732.730.2519 | Started with OPIS in 1980
Ben is considered the foremost expert on petroleum prices and benchmarking. His editorial prowess covers all markets from how TVAs impact jobber purchasing strategies to jet fuel prices and supply. Many of OPIS's most innovative products and services were created and developed under his leadership. He's often called upon to explain market conditions at top industry meetings.
OPIS Senior Management Team
Brian Crotty | Chief Executive Officer
+1 301.287.2488 | Started with OPIS in 2002
Brian's publishing background stretches back more than 30 years. Before assuming the role of president at OPIS, Brian was a vice president at Hart Publications, a magazine, directory and newsletter subsidiary of Phillips Publishing International. He has a master's degree in journalism from American University. He is currently serving his second term on the Board of Directors of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (he served as a Board member from 2000-2005 and 2009-present), and has won two awards for journalism excellence from that association.
Scott Berhang | Director of Client Relations & Education
+1 301.287.2332 | Started with OPIS in 1981
Scott is an oil industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience covering wholesale gasoline and diesel fuel markets, spot markets, and industry news. Scott developed the OPIS West Coast Spot Market Report, whose spot prices have been the industry benchmark for over 20 years. Scott also speaks at various industry events teaching fuel buyers the latest strategies on how to purchase rack and spot barrels more effectively.
Linda Herbert | Director of Operations
+1 301.287.2362 | Started with OPIS in 1994
Linda oversees all of OPIS's day-to-day operations including pricing, customer service for electronic products, newsletters and conferences, billing and technical support. In addition, she acts as a liaison between OPIS's IT groups and business heads to ensure the success of new launches, product enhancements and changes to meet customer needs. Linda started with OPIS as a customer service representative and has held various positions before being named a Director.
Michael Sinsky | Chief Information Officer
+1 301.287.2373 | Started with OPIS in 1994
Michael provides senior leadership for the strategic use of information technology resources in support of the mission and goals of OPIS. He works closely with the executive team in formulating options, facilitating decision-making processes, determining projects, and managing and setting IT priorities for the company. He has more than 17 years of experience leading technology development, operations and initiatives across large-scale, complex organizations. Prior to serving as OPIS's CIO, Michael led the Corporate IT Development and Project Management group for UCG, OPIS's parent company. Michael has a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.
Fred Rozell | Vice President of Business Development / Retail Pricing Director
+1 732.730.2568 | Started with OPIS in 1997
Over the past 17 years Fred has developed the OPIS retail database into the most timely, complete and accurate source available with updated prices at nearly 140,000 stations in the United States and Canada. He has won multiple awards for editorial excellence and product development and has built strategic relationships with some of the largest consumer companies in the country including AAA, MapQuest, Microsoft, SiriusXM, Garmin, TomTom, YellowPages, SuperPages and many others to bring real-time retail fuel prices direct to drivers. Fred also created the OPIS margin index by matching the OPIS retail data with the OPIS rack price data giving retailers a much need benchmark to track their profit performance against an industry standard. He is a graduate of Monmouth University where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration.
Dawn Lewis | Director of Marketing
+1 301.287.2272 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Dawn's publishing career spans more than 20 years. She started with UCG (OPIS's parent company) in 1995 and held key roles in meeting planning, accounting and production. Prior to joining OPIS as a marketing manager, Dawn worked at Hart Publications for two years where she marketed various newsletter and magazine products. As Director of Marketing for OPIS, Dawn manages a team of 13 and oversees marketing numerous electronic services, conferences, newsletters, directories, and specialty products. She has received five Marketing Excellence Awards from the Specialized Information Publisher's Association.
Rich Lisauskas | President of Axxis Software
+1 603.216.5353 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Rich brings more than 20 years of industry and technology experience including a unique blend of enterprise software, business management, sales and operations expertise. His focus is on helping downstream petroleum companies maximize their use of software and technology when managing fuel supply, distribution and logistics. Before joining OPIS, Rich was Vice President of Business Development for the Cedar Group, a UK-based publicly traded enterprise software and solutions provider. Rich's prior experience included eight years as an accountant and consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick and Price Waterhouse (PWC). Rich is a CPA and a member of the AICPA. He is also a member of the AICPA Technology Committee. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Bentley College.
Robert Gough | Director of Content
+1 301.287.2496 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Bob is a career journalist who has been writing about petroleum products, oil, renewable fuels and energy for over 30 years. At OPIS, Bob is in charge of the group's refined products, LP and ethanol spot market coverage teams, its IOSCO compliance as well as its many conferences and executive education courses. Prior to joining OPIS, Bob was Editorial Director for Hart Publications and served as a Managing Editor for U.S. Oil Week and C-Store Week, which were later purchased by OPIS. Bob graduated from Michigan State University in 1983 with a degree in English.
Randy Rischard | Director of Oil and Gas
+1 301.287.2434 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Randy started his career in energy more than 25 years ago working first for a natural gas pipeline, then a gas utility. He was previously a Vice President at Energy Central, where he built a line of interactive, integrated data and analysis products now owned by Pennwell. Prior to that he was a director for SNL Energy, a division of SNL Financial created with SNL's acquisition of Io Energy – a company Randy founded and ran as President and CEO. Prior to Io Energy, Randy was Publisher of Financial Times Energy, which merged into Platts in 2001.
Charlie Booth | Chief Financial Officer
+1 301.287.2648 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Prior to joining OPIS as CFO, Charlie worked for 10 years in commercial finance as Vice President of MCG Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MCGC), a $1.5B publicly traded specialty finance company providing capital and advisory services to middle-market businesses in the United States. Immediately prior to joining OPIS, Charlie was a consultant to OPIS/UCG on its acquisition of GasBuddy/OpenStore. Charlie earned his BBA from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business in 2002.
Stephanie Tamburello | Vice President of Human Resources
+1 301.287.2404 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Stephanie brings more than 15 years of human resources experience and is responsible for development and execution of human resource strategies in support of organizational goals. She partners with leadership on talent management, training, and development, and oversees the administration of human resource programs, policy, and employee relations for OPIS. Prior to joining OPIS, Stephanie was Vice President, Human Resources for UCG, where she led a shared services human resources department supporting all of the organization’s portfolio companies. Before UCG, she served as Human Resources Manager at The Mills Corporation and held a variety of positions within human resources at Merrill Lynch, where she began her career.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland.
OPIS Compliance Officer
George Durk | Internal Auditor
+1 301.287.2460 | Started with OPIS in 2010
George brings more than 25 years of audit, compliance and governance experience in both publicly traded and private sector companies. Prior to joining UCG, George was the Director of Internal Audit for Convera Corporation (NASDAQ: CNVR) responsible for all aspects of SEC regulatory compliance. George is both a CPA and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and graduated from Queens College in 1985 with a degree in Accounting and Information Systems. Go here to learn more about OPIS's compliance policy.
OPIS Editorial Team
The OPIS editorial team has over 400 years combined industry experience delivering award-winning news and analysis on refined spots, LPG/NGLs, feedstocks, and biofuels.
Refined Spots Coverage
Jennifer Farrell Brumback | Director, Refined Spots & Renewables
+1 860.426.2215 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Jennifer has covered the oil, power, renewables and shipping markets in the United States and Europe since 2008. She worked previously at Platts, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the St. Petersburg Times. Jennifer holds a Masters of Journalism from Temple University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from St. Lawrence University.
Lisa Street | Managing Editor, U.S. West Coast
+1 747.333.8792 | Started with OPIS in 2010
Lisa joined OPIS in 2010 following several years as an editor covering U.S. refined product cash markets with Platts. She helms the U.S. West Coast refined products desk, and is also a contributing editor for NYMEX futures coverage, with experience in spot coverage for the U.S. Gulf Coast refined products markets, the Midwest light end markets and also Europe's middle distillates market. Lisa earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Houston in 2007.
Cory Wilchek | Senior Editor, U.S. Gulf Coast Distillates
+1 301.287.2010 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Cory started with OPIS Customer Service and moved over to the editorial team in 2006, becoming Senior Editor in early 2014. Cory mainly covers the U.S. Gulf Coast distillates market while also providing support coverage to Gulf Coast gasolines, the Midwest refined spot markets and the OPIS World Wide Jet Fuel Report, as well as writes about NYMEX futures and overall market trends. He earned a degree in Applied Psychology from Ithaca College.
Carly Wright | Senior Editor, U.S. New York Harbor
+1 301.287.2530 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Carly joined OPIS in 2008 and heads the U.S. Northeast refined products desk. She is also a contributing editor for U.S. Gulf Coast refined products coverage, with experience in spot coverage for Midwest light end markets. Prior to joining the editorial team, she worked in the fields of marketing and education. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina in 2008 with a degree in English Literature.
Frank Tang | Senior Editor, U.S. New York Harbor
+1 917.455.0926 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Frank has been a financial journalist for the past 14 years. Prior to joining OPIS, he was a reporter for Reuters covering U.S. consumer goods, retailers, breaking news and most recently precious metals and commodities. Frank holds a Masters of Arts from the City University of New York and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance from the University of Toronto.
Paddy Gourlay | Senior Editor, Europe Jet and Distillates
+75 95117236 | Started with OPIS in 2010
Paddy has been a financial and commodity journalist for over 15 years, and has worked for Dow Jones, Point Carbon Thomson Reuters, Platts, and Insurance Times. He was also an oil broker for a year at Imarex in Norway, which is now part of Marex. He has a Bachelor of Science from Bristol University in Politics and Philosophy, and is based in Edinburgh.
Michelle Wiese Bockmann | Editor, Europe Distillates and Shipping
+44 7757 564 413 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Michelle has covered energy shipping for the past 18 years working across Asia, Europe and the Americas holding senior roles for Bloomberg News and respected international trade publications Lloyd's List and Fairplay, in addition to working as a political reporter for Australia's national newspaper. She now reports and assesses prices for the European distillates market from London, as well as editing the OPIS Tanker Tracker, a real-time global monitor of energy fuels into the region. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Australia.
Simon Pratt | Markets Editor, Europe Distillates
+ 44 1962 889 179 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Simon was previously an oil trader in the petroleum markets for over 30 years. He started in fuel oil and gasoil and moved on to run the jet fuel team at Vanol International. In 1989 he started his own company, Simar Oil and specialized in jet fuel. He supplied physical jet to both major oil companies as well as to airlines. He took a brief departure from the oil business to establish a company in the transportation of fresh potable water. He then returned to oil and worked for RWE in London, before joining OPIS.
Corey Walker | Markets Editor, U.S. Midwest
+1 301.287.2395 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Corey joined OPIS as a contributing editor in the New York Harbor and Gulf Coast spot markets. Prior to joining the editorial team, he worked in the fields of education and entertainment after graduating Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University in 2010 with a degree in Economics. He also served as a House Page for the 108th Congress of the United States.
Kylee West | Editor, Carbon Markets
+1 301.287.2298 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Kylee started her career with OPIS in 2013 as a customer service representative before her interest in the refined products spot market led her to the editorial team in early 2014, where she began covering Gulf Coast distillates. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, University College, earning a bachelor's degree in Environmental Management with a minor in biology.
Tom Scarlett | Markets Editor, U.S. Gulf Coast
+1 301.287.2284 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Tom Scarlett has more than 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor. He has covered the business world for Investing Daily, Money Manager's Compliance Guide, Indoor Environment Connections, Forecasts and Strategies and other publications. He also earned a law degree at Georgetown University.
Andrew Atwal | Markets Editor, U.S. Midwest
+1 301.287.2605 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Andrew primarily covers the Midwest as a markets editor. Prior to joining the OPIS editorial team, he served as a copy editor at the Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey, and a news reporter at the Yankton Press & Dakotan in South Dakota. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University in 2012.
Ronald Kwan | Managing Editor, Asia
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Ronald joined OPIS following several years in investment banking industry covering derivatives and commodities. Prior to that, Ronald worked for a company in-charge of fuel supply to the Singapore Navy. He holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) designation as a business administration graduate from the National University of Singapore.
Richmond Siranjeevi | Markets Editor, Shipping
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Richmond has been working as a Mac Specialist with Apple Inc. before he joined OPIS. He graduated with a certificate in Info-Comm Technology. Richmond is fluent in both English and Tamil as well as basic Malay and Mandarin.
Alex Theo | Markets Editor, Asia Middle Distillates
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Alex joined OPIS at the end of 2013, prior to that he worked at a public hospital as an administrative executive providing support to the senior clinical management team. Alex also worked at a marketing and logistics firm as an administrator. He graduated from Coventry University with a degree in business administration majoring in human resource management.
Diane T. Miller | Director, Global LPG/Feedstocks Division
+1 732.730.2530 | Started with OPIS in 1982
Diane is widely acknowledged to be the most experienced, knowledgeable and well-versed journalist in the industry on the NGL industry and NGL trading. OPIS NGL market coverage is the most highly referenced and relied-upon in the industry, and has long set the standard for market coverage and news reporting, as is OPIS's International Feedstocks Intelligence report which covers refinery operations and feedstocks trading. Diane holds a BAAS with a major in English Literature-Journalism and a minor in French and Art History. Diane is also an active board member of the LPG Charity Fund and Petrochemical Feedstocks Association of America.
Clif Linton | Executive Editor, North America LP, NGLs, Feedstocks
+1 510.227.5659 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Clif started covering the jet fuel markets in May 2011, which allows him to combine interests in petroleum and transportation. Previously he covered the natural gas liquids markets for OPIS. He developed the OPIS NGL Forwards Report, which was launched in 2009. He has more than 25 years of experience as a business journalist and has covered commodity markets for most of that time and has worked for Dow Jones Newswires and Investor's Business Daily. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985 with degrees in Economics and Journalism.
Mary Welge | Senior Markets Editor, Resid/Feedstocks
+1 732.730.2563 | Started with OPIS in 1993
Mary has covered a broad spectrum of spot markets, including refined products, VGO and naphtha feedstocks, natural gas liquids, and residual fuel, as well as the NYMEX energy futures market. She also spearheaded extensive coverage of gasoline and diesel fuel regulations through the years. She previously followed downstream oil news for both the OPIS and Oil Express newsletters and received two key journalism excellence awards for exclusive news coverage in 2010.
Brad Addington | Executive Editor, Biofuels, Refinery Feedstocks
+1 509.624.1012 | Started with OPIS in 1999
Brad has been covering intermediate refinery feedstock markets since joining OPIS, and he started covering Brazilian ethanol in 2008. He also has extensive experience covering U.S. refined product spot markets and natural gas liquids. He has a strong background in Latin America, having earned a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies as well as a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1989. He has made several reporting trips to Latin America and has interviewed the heads of state oil companies, energy agencies, and biofuel producers in the region.
Karen Tang | Senior Markets Editor, Europe LPG | Started with OPIS in 2011
Karen joined the OPIS team to cover the European LPG markets. She is based in London, and previously worked as a reporter at Argus Media and a market analyst at Saudi Aramco. Karen is from Sydney and has lived abroad in China and Spain. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, with her thesis on the restructuring of the electricity industry in Australia.
Dermot McGowan | Associate Editor, Europe LPG | Started with OPIS in 2013
Dermot is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. He was an LPG Consultant for Poten & Partners for 10 years and then an LPG Trader for Sonatrach Petroleum Corporation London. During his tenure at these companies, Dermot gained a full understanding of LPG contract pricing for the major exporting/importing regions of NW Europe, the Mediterranean, US Gulf Coast (Mont Belvieu), and Middle East/Far East regions. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the LPG business.
Inge Erhard | Associate Editor, Europe LPG | Started with OPIS in 2013
Inge brings to OPIS extensive editorial and over-the-counter price discovery experience in petroleum and freight derivatives and European gas. Her previous roles as analyst and pricing specialist with Platts and Heren Energy spanned light-end petroleum product and crude forward curves, physical naphtha and LPG, FFAs and natural gas. Being a German native speaker, she also researched, analysed and reported in depth on developments in Germany's energy market and industrial sectors, including regulatory affairs. She holds Master of Arts degrees from Hamburg and Warwick University.
Jessica Nesterak | Markets Editor, North America NGLs
+1 301.287.2721 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Jessica's early career was working for daily newspapers, covering New Jersey politics, during which time she received awards and commendations for investigative reporting and news features. While at OPIS, Jessica has extensively covered every U.S. refined products market, provided in-depth futures market analysis, managed major benchmarking initiatives and spearheaded product development. She now covers natural gas liquids markets throughout North America. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey in 1998.
Michael Angell | Markets Editor, NGLs/Feedstocks
+1 646.476.4180 | Started with OPIS in 2009
Michael has extensive business reporting experience, covering energy, technology and investment banking. He joined OPIS's spot gas liquids reporting team after editing a mergers and acquisitions newsletter. Prior to OPIS, he worked for FactSet Research, Investor's Business Daily and Petroleum Argus. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in English Literature/American Studies.
Jack Brewster | Senior Editor, Latin America NGLs
+57 7699-8119 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Jack Brewster founded Gas Processors Report, the original news source of the U.S. midstream industry, in 1983. Over the 17 years that he wrote and edited the newsletter, coverage expanded to Canada, and GPR became the indispensable news source for the North American gas pipeline industry, the gas gathering and processing industry, and the natural gas liquids supply and logistics segment. In 2004, Jack relocated to Colombia and covered the midstream gas industry as well as electric power in Brazil. Raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Jack attended Duke University, Durham NC, and earned a B.A. in economics. After a varied early career, he broke into the oil & gas industry in 1977 and became a staff executive with Gas Processors Association, Tulsa OK, in 1980.
Tom Galatola | Markets Editor, North America NGLs
+1 732.730.2527 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Tom has been a financial journalist since 1991. He worked for 20 years at Dow Jones, primarily as an editor and manager on the Newswires copy desk, handling breaking news, market comments and longer feature pieces. Tom also worked for two years at Bloomberg L.P. as a Commodities News editor. Tom also traded commodities and financial futures at E.F. Hutton. He is a graduate of St. Francis College and has an MBA in Management from Thomas Edison State College.
Ben Brockwell, III | Associate Editor, North America NGLs
+1 732.730.2591 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Ben joined OPIS in 2011 as an associate editor in the retail fuels group and transitioned to NGLs in late 2012. Since joining the NGL group, he has covered a variety of North American markets, including Conway, Canada, and the West Coast. Before joining the editorial team, Ben studied and worked in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine. Ben graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
Charles Kim | Markets Editor, Asia NGLs | Started with OPIS in 2010
Charles is a Korean native speaker with fluency in English, and has a bachelor's degree in Financial Management from the National University of Ireland. Charles has been covering Asian naphtha markets since joining OPIS. Currently, Charles is based in South Korea.
David Wang | Markets Editor, Asia NGLs
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2012
David joined OPIS at the end of 2012, prior to that he worked at a school as a sport program writer for young children. David also worked as a technician for a Japanese chemical company, maintaining distillation tower. He has a diploma in Chemical Engineering.
Denton Cinquegrana | Chief Oil Analyst, OPIS
+1 732.730.2567 | Started with OPIS in 2001
In more than a decade with OPIS, Denton has covered nearly all markets that OPIS has price discovery for. Before being named Chief Oil Analyst, he was Executive Editor for U.S. Refined Products, overseeing the day-to-day market coverage operations. During his time as a Markets Editor, his primary focus was on the U.S. West Coast. OPIS West Coast prices are heavily benchmarked and the West Coast Spot Market Report relied upon daily publication for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Media.
Edgar Ang | Executive Editor, News
+1 347.328.4082 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Edgar has covered news and oil pricing at OPIS, Platts, Reuters, Dow Jones, ICIS-LOR, Knight-Ridder Financial News and Tradewinds. He has also written about crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, grains, edible oils, shipping and petrochemical. Edgar graduated from California State University Fresno with bachelor and master degrees in mass communication and journalism in 1995.
Beth Heinsohn | Senior Editor, News
+1 201.417.6791 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Beth is a veteran journalist who has covered upstream and downstream oil markets as well as petroleum industry news for 23 years. Prior to joining OPIS, Beth was a special writer, editor and reporter on the energy desk of Dow Jones Newswires; wrote for The Moscow Times and Russian Petroleum Investor in Russia and served as a senior market editor at Platts. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in English and received her master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Beth has appeared on ABC, Good Day New York, CBS News at 5 and CNBC to discuss gasoline prices.
Donna Harris | Senior Editor, Oil Express
+1 540.668.7295 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Donna is an award-winning journalist whose career spans both the petroleum and automotive industries. Prior to joining OPIS, Donna spent more than 20 years covering automotive retailing, specializing in franchise law, as well as finance and insurance. She has also worked for National Petroleum News, U.S. Oil Week and the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Michael Kelly | Copy Editor
+1 301.287.2369 | Started with OPIS in 2007
Michael copy edits alerts, newsletters, marketing and conference materials and a variety of OPIS products. He has extensive experience in editorial work including textbook publishing and developing online training courses for various trade associations. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a degree in English.
Kevin Adler | Executive Editor, Renewable Fuels
+1 301.287.2293 | Started with OPIS in 2013
Kevin joined OPIS after covering financial markets and the franchise industry for 15 years. Previously, he was editorial director for downstream products at Hart Publications, where he won a national award for his analysis of passenger car fuel efficiency trends. He has a B.A. in Economics and English from Oberlin College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Rachel Gantz | Senior Editor, Renewable Fuels
+1 301.287.2629 | Started with OPIS in 2006
Rachel has been writing about renewable fuels, energy and air quality issues since 1999, with a specific focus on policy. Prior to joining OPIS, Rachel was editor of Oxy-Fuel News, a biofuel-related newsletter published by Hart Publications and was a writer for AIR Daily, later acquired by Petroleum Argus. Rachel graduated in 1999 with a degree in English from the University of Maryland.
Spencer Kelly | Editor, Renewable Fuels
+1 301.287.2731 | Started with OPIS in 2002
Spencer joined OPIS following several years as an editor covering energy and the renewable fuels industry with Platts and Hart Energy Publications. Prior to that, Spencer spent nine years with Capitol Publications covering the petroleum industry for U.S. Oil Week, focusing on wholesale fuel markets as editor of the publication's weekly Price Monitor. He is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland with degrees in Economics and Arts and Humanities.
Michael Schneider | Editor, Renewable Fuels
+1 201.264.8132 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Michael spent eight years at Platts as an editor on its Global Alert desk before taking a position as an editor with Dow Jones Newswires. He joined Standard & Poor's as editorial manager before returning to Platts for two years. Michael received a degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Brit Elizalde | Staff Writer and Conference Manager
+1 301.287.2346 | Started with OPIS in 2010
Brit writes about the emerging electric transportation market and renewable fuels, in addition to her duties helping organize OPIS conferences. Brit graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Towson University in 2008.
Molly White | Reporter, Renewable Fuels
+1 301.287.2385 | Started with OPIS in 2014
Molly starter her career with OPIS in 2014 as the front desk receptionist for its parent company, UCG. Her interest in renewable fuels led her to the Renewables Group at the end of 2014. She graduated Cum Laude from Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Psychology, and minors in marketing and communication.
Content/Business Development Team
Terri Summerhayes | Director of Pricing Services
+1 732.730.2517 | Started with OPIS in 2002
Terri collects and publishes wholesale prices and is responsible for ensuring that the multiple daily OPIS benchmark deadlines are met and oversees the quality control techniques to guarantee pricing integrity. She is in constant contact with industry experts to stay ahead of the dynamic oil industry.
Tanya Feyereisen | Director, Rack Product Development; Publisher, OPIS/STALSBY Directories
+1 301.287.2531 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Tanya joined OPIS with the acquisition of Axxis Petroleum, where she started in 1998. She is responsible for all operations, internal sales support and customer care operational activities in the St. Paul, MN office. She works closely with the customer base in determining new product development and product enhancements that continually improve OPIS. She has developed and trained the team responsible for the technical automation, process improvement and documentation of the St. Paul operations.
Tim Wright | Director, Business Development, Europe
+22.214.171.1240771 | Started with OPIS in 2007
Tim is the manager of business development for OPIS in Europe based in the oil shipping community of Donsö in Sweden. He has a distinguished career in oil industry journalism, having worked as the European Editor for Hydrocarbon Processing and, prior to that, having launched a successful refining newsletter and chaired two annual industry conferences for Hart Publications. Tim has a Masters Degree in Print Journalism from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and did freelance writing for several UK newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.
Jiwon Chung | Managing Director, Asia
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Jiwon joined OPIS to be responsible for its Asian operations. He began his career in the price reporting industry at Platts in 1998 and then moved to Reuters and became Senior Energy Reporter in 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ashland University in Ohio.
Brian Norris | Associate Director, Retail Pricing/Business Development
+1 301.287.2413 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Brian joined OPIS in 2005 and has worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles throughout his tenure. As Associate Director of Retail Pricing and Business Development, he works to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the real-time prices and margins that OPIS receives that are updated at more than 125,000 unique stations nationwide. He also works on developing new products and expanding the current product offering within the OPIS retail group. Brian graduated from Washington College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.