Informa Economics Inc. recently announced several new appointments within the company.

Chris Eggerman was promoted to senior commodity analyst within Informa's fundamental economic research and analysis service. Prior to joining the company, he was an agricultural research assistant within the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. While there, he developed a stochastic model of Texas crops to forecast farm income for the state and analyzed the effects of rising fuel prices on Texas crop incomes.

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Mark Jordan was promoted to senior poultry and egg analyst. Before joining Informa, he was an agricultural statistician in the Pennsylvania field office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Darwin Lockhart was named a senior consultant. From Informa Economics' Winnipeg office, his primary responsibility will be to provide analytic support in projects and Canadian commodity research. Prior to joining the company, Lockhart worked for the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, where he held positions as market research analyst and market information manager.