Adam Sieminski was sworn in on June 4, 2012, as the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). From March 2012 to May 2012, while awaiting confirmation as EIA administrator, Mr. Sieminski served as senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the National Security Council. From 2005 until March 2012, he was the chief energy economist for Deutsche Bank, working with the Bank's global research and trading units. Among other positions, he was a senior adviser to the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan policy think tank in Washington, DC. In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Mr. Sieminski to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an advisory group to the secretary of energy, where he helped author the NPC's Global Oil and Gas Study: The Hard Truths.
Katherine Spector joined CIBC Macro Strategy in 2010 to initiate research for the commodities group based in New York. She is responsible for the bank's energy price forecasts and market views, and her analysis includes global commodities supply/demand fundamentals, money flows, and geopolitics. In addition, Ms. Spector is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Affiliated Adviser of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and adjunct faculty at Columbia University. She also serves on the board of the New York Energy Forum. Ms. Spector appears regularly in print and television media and was acknowledged by Bloomberg in 2013 as the most accurate forecaster of benchmark WTI prices over a two-year span. Prior to joining CIBC, Ms. Spector headed the Global Energy Strategy group as part of JPMorgan's Global Commodities Sales & Trading team. Previously, she was an Energy Strategist on the Deutsche Bank Commodity Sales & Trading desk, and worked as the editor of Oil Market Intelligence at the Energy Intelligence Group. Ms. Spector holds a degree in Political Science from Yale University, where her research focused on patterns of rent distribution in petrostates, and implications for democratization.
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