Informa Economics Inc. has announced several staff additions and promotions within the company.

Laura Schuchard has joined the company as a commodity analyst, Kayla Doerr has been added to the Crops Group with a primary emphasis on grain analysis, H.W. Butts has been named director of energy services and Sean Tanksley has been added as Informa's lead application developer. Bill McCary was promoted to director of acreage and production within Informa's Crops Group, Joe Somers was promoted to director of Washington consulting and Ben Warolin was promoted to senior analyst of tropical products.