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Jonathan Feipel

Alumni Spotlight

Jonathan Feipel

Jonathan Feipel was spotlighted recently in the November 2013 issue of the Illinois STATE magazine.Jonathan earned a M.S. '99 degree in the Department of Economics' Electricity, Natural Gas and Telecommunications (ENGT) sequence. Read more

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  • Alicia Allen, MS Applied Economics December 2007
    Rate Analyst, Illinois Commerce Commission. Submit written testimony in cases before the Commission regarding Cost of Service Study and Rate Design issues.
  • Brian Carroll, MS Applied Economics May 2007
    Global Product Manager - Global Commodity Supply Monitoring, GEOSYS. Manages software and service development pertaining to the use of satellite imagery for the purpose of estimating global and local agricultural production. Take feedback from customers and employees spread across four continents and prioritizing budgets according to business opportunities.
  • Jason Carter, MS Applied Economics May 2011
    Associate Asset Manager, Invenergy LLC. Responsible for ensuring compliance with project agreements and regulatory requirements for a segment of Invenergy's wind assets. Carter's responsibilities also include analyzing the operational and financial performance of the wind assets, generating budgets, negotiating third-party contracts and assisting in cash flow management and forecasting.
  • Saria Choudhury, MS Applied Economics May 2009
    Energy Manager, American Utility Management, Inc. In her role as Energy Manager, Choudhury manages the AUM Energy Management Team's daily operations. She works with multifamily housing companies to analyze energy and utility usage and expense data to identify ways to eliminate waste and reduce expenses. Primary responsibilities include working as a broker for clients to negotiate and manage energy procurement contracts, complete rate and tariff analysis and continuously monitor the client portfolio to stay ahead of the energy curve and save money.
  • Ian Fetters, MS Applied Economics May 2012
    Pricing Analyst, Xcel Energy. Develops and sometimes supports the company's Class Cost of Service Studies and rate design proposals and modifications. Fetters also performs revenue analyses and analysis of various other regulatory issues.
  • Terry Harvill, Ph.D. Ph.D Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago; MS and BS Economics, Illinois State University
    Vice President of Grid Development, ITC Holdings Corporation. Dr. Harvill is responsible for the development and execution of the company's strategic plan related to transmission development. He is responsible for the identification, investigation, and implementation of transmission development opportunities including new transmission projects, strategic business alliances, and acquisition opportunities. Previously he was responsible for identifying, developing and implementing company positions and strategies on key energy policy issues that impact ITC and its customers as Vice President of Energy Policy. Prior to ITC, Dr. Harvill was Vice President of Energy Policy for Constellation Energy Resources, Inc and previous to his position at Constellation Energy Resources, Dr. Harvill was a Director of Regulatory Policy and Operations for DTE Energy Company. Dr. Harvill also served as a Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission.
  • Emily Hickey MS Applied Economics May 2010
    Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Nicor Gas.
  • Jess Manier MS Applied Economics May 2005
    Senior Operations Control Analyst, U.S. Cellular. Manier does financial analysis, operational reporting, retail policy development and compliance measurement.

    Julie Musselman Oost, BS, Finance and Economics 1993; MS Economics 1997
    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Contract Management, Peerless Network, Inc. Oost is a member of the executive leadership team, overseeing the regulatory policy and initiatives before state and federal utility commissions. In addition, she manages, negotiates and provides guidance and recommendations on contracts with carriers and other trading partners.
  • Mayo Olukoya, MS Applied Economics 2005
    Finance Manager, Oklahoma Operations, Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. Olukoya provides finance leadership for the Boeing Sustaining Programs & Government business team (with approximately $600 million in annual revenue). Provide financial analyses support to the Operations Leader and his team. Lead periodic cost analyses, budgeting, forecasting and planning efforts, compile reports to meet reporting requirements for contract accounting reporting, periodic management reviews and regulatory agency requirements.
  • William Peters, MS Economics May 2002
    Economist, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission since December 2006. In his current role, he analyzes issues in docketed and non-docketed matters dealing with the regulated utilities in Hawaii. He performs analysis, research and provides recommendations for Commission decisions. He was worked on furl contracts, purchased power contracts, rate cases and various telecommunication matters. Mr. Peters is currently on the NARUC telecommunications staff subcommittee.
  • Kristi Simkins MS Applied Economics May 2011
    Business/Economic Analyst, San Diego Gas and Electric.Simkins works as a general rate case and legislative proceedings support specialist which includes testimony support assisting with data requests and analysis.
  • Renardo Wilson, MS Applied Economics May 2011
    Associate Business Analyst, Regulatory Policy & Strategy, Commonwealth Edison.