Scott Richman joins RFA as chief economist

By Renewable Fuels Association | August 02, 2018

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that Scott Richman is joining the organization in early August as its chief economist. In this role, Richman will lead the development and execution of a wide range of research and analysis initiatives to support the RFA’s mission and objectives.

Most recently, Richman served as senior vice president and co-head of North America Consulting for Informa Agribusiness Consulting, a global firm specializing in research and intelligence on agricultural commodities, biofuels, food production, seed and crop protection, fertilizers, animal health and policy and regulation. Richman developed two successful practice areas at Informa—ethanol and agricultural biotechnology—and co-managed a 15-person North American team.

While at Informa, Richman conducted multiple studies and analyses for RFA, as well as individual clients involved in ethanol production and marketing, private equity firms and other bioenergy investors, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and organizations like the National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Grains Council, and Growth Energy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott to the RFA team,” said Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our association and is recognized and respected worldwide as a leading expert in biofuel market and policy issues. Scott’s expertise and skill set are a perfect match for the RFA, and we know he will contribute immeasurably to the future success of the association and the ethanol industry as a whole.”

“I am excited to join the RFA, and I look forward to providing fact-based analysis and perspective to the association’s members, policymakers and regulators, the media, and other key stakeholders,” said Richman, who will work in RFA’s St. Louis office. “RFA has a well-earned reputation as the authoritative source for credible information and thoughtful analysis on a broad spectrum of renewable fuel issues. I look forward to building upon that legacy as chief economist.”