Get to Know Our Staff!

Principals:

Paul Brown

Paul B. Brown, Jr. is the President of Urner Barry.

Paul began working for Urner Barry in June 1977 after graduating from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Paul has reported cash prices on the seafood market for Urner Barry for almost 40 years specializing in shrimp price discovery.

Rick Brown

Rick Brown is Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Urner Barry. For the past 25 years, he has worked to maintain and improve the quality and accuracy of all published market reports at Urner Barry by establishing a high level of communication with all segments of the industry.

In November 1998, Brown analyzed, developed and began publishing the European Union Egg Products Market which is published on Fridays and used throughout Europe as a reference in spot trading. Since June of 1985, he has been reporting the egg and egg products market and is a frequent speaker at industry meetings on these topics. Rick started with Urner Barry in 1981 as the COMTELL® systems manager.

Rick graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Transportation.

Michael O'Shaughnessy

Michael W. O’Shaughnessy is Senior Vice President of Urner Barry and has been a market reporter of the chicken market for the firm since 1988.

Michael graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He joined Urner Barry in 1984 as a sales representative for COMTELL®, while holding the position of sales manager for Comtell.

Michael is also the editor of Urner Barry’s Weekly Insider’s Poultry Report.

Michael was a former president of the West Washington Market Men’s Club.

Michael resides in Brielle, NJ, with his wife, Kara, and three children.


Reporters:

Angel Rubio

Angel joined Urner Barry in 2006 as a market reporter for the seafood department. He later added other responsibilities to his agenda and is currently the business development director for Latin America in addition to performing tasks as the company’s chief market analyst. Other responsibilities include writing monthly columns for the Global Aquaculture Advocate, along with other publications.

He created the Aquaculture Monthly Insider’s report, which reviews, explains and analyzes pricing and supply conditions in the U.S. market for the following commercially traded food commodities: tilapia, pangasius, and imported channel catfish. Angel is currently Urner Barry’s expert in economic technicalities and supervises chart creation. He also supervises and performs quantitative and qualitative analysis across commodity departments.

Angel has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Latin America, India, the U.S. and Europe. He has spoken about market conditions, pricing trends, and supply and demand scenarios that are of interest to those involved in the industry.

Angel was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. on an athletic scholarship for his college education. He graduated from Villanova University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a co-major in International Business. He also attended the Summer School at the London School of Economics in 2004 in London, England, and the East China Normal University Business School in Shanghai, China in 2005. He is a member of The International Economics Honor Society, Pennsylvania Chapter, which he joined as an undergraduate student. He was a member of Villanova University’s varsity men’s tennis team.

Angel previously worked as an intern at the Geneva Association for the study of Insurance Economics in Geneva, Switzerland. There, he developed a document called “Etudes et Dossiers” that helps members network and find research institutions around the world. He also worked as an intern for the press department for Warner Music in London, England.

Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a market reporter for Urner Barry where he is responsible for reporting on the boneless beef, lamb, veal and by-products market.

Additionally, Bill’s responsibilities include managing the Instant Market News Department for Urner Barry.

Bill also acts as the building manager for the company and has been heavily involved in making Urner Barry an eco-friendly “green” company with the addition of solar panels, among other environmentally friendly company initiatives.

Bill graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and upon graduating college in 2001, he joined Urner Barry as an account manager in their sales division and was later promoted to the position of market reporter.

Bill and his wife Marisa have a son and a daughter, Will and Lindsay. They reside in Bayville, NJ.

Brian Moscoguiri

Brian Moscogiuri is a market reporter at Urner Barry, covering the US and EU egg and egg product markets. He began his career with the company in April of 2011.

In addition to his responsibilities reporting the egg market, Brian also manages the marketing and social media initiatives on behalf of the company. Through his efforts, Brian has enhanced the consistency and value of communication to our client-base, using a multitude of platforms to connect with our network of customers in meaningful ways, keeping them up-to-date and abreast of new developments.

Brian attended Philadelphia University from 2005-2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Business Administration.

Brian and his wife, Kelly, have one son, Antonio. They reside in Toms River, NJ.

Bruce Longo

Bruce Longo is the boxed beef market reporter and human resources coordinator for Urner Barry.

Bruce initially joined Urner Barry in October of 2003 as the national accounts manager and was promoted to his current position in 2004.

Bruce graduated from Glassboro State College (presently named Rowan University) in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education.

Prior to joining Urner Barry, Bruce spent over 20 years in the medical equipment manufacturing industry, specializing as a rehab supply specialist and managed his own independent manufacturing sales firm during the last seven years.

Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter, Ali. They reside in Toms River, NJ.

Gary Morrison

Gary Morrison is a market reporter/analyst for Urner Barry where he is responsible for reporting the boxed beef and beef variety markets. He is also responsible for analyzing macro themes and economic data to see how they relate to market conditions, pricing trends and buying patterns.

Gary’s professional interests include financial analysis, product development, process improvement and management.

Gary graduated with Honors from Rutgers University School of Business in New Brunswick, NJ with a Bachelor of Science. He later received a Masters of Business Administration by Georgian Court University.

He joined Urner Barry in 2001 as a reporter on the pork desk. He also served as Manager of the Instant Market News Department. He rejoined the firm in 2013 from Merrill Lynch. While at Merrill Lynch for six years, Gary was a financial advisor in their retail division, advising affluent individuals and business owners on investment strategies, retirement and estate planning.

Gary and his wife Melissa have two daughters, Nicole and Lucija. They reside in Beachwood, NJ.

Janice Schreiber

Janice Schreiber is a seafood market reporter specializing in salmon and crab at Urner Barry. Janice began her career with Urner Barry in the summer of 2004. During this time, she studied and reported the seafood markets and worked with Urner Barry’s advertising customers.

After graduating from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in History and Biology, Janice did some undergraduate research on marine policy for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain. Janice was also a summer intern in New Jersey for the Barnegat Bay’s National Estuarine Program in the summer of 2003. During her time at Delaware, Janice participated on the varsity women’s rowing team for four years and was named captain her senior year.

Her current responsibilities include reporting the farmed salmon, wild salmon, king crab, snow crab, and Dungeness crab markets. Janice worked on Urner Barry’s Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish and also contributed to the Annual Report on the United States Seafood Industry. Janice is a regular contributor to the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Global Aquaculture Advocate and Urner Barry’s Reporter newsmagazine.

Janice is a graduate of the 2010 National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leader’s Program. She has also given several presentations on the seafood industry at Urner Barry’s Obsono Workshop and was a speaker at the Boston Seafood Show’s Salmon Council in 2006, NFI’s Technical Conference in Charleston in February of 2009, and University of Florida’s Shrimp School in May of 2009.

Along with her responsibilities in the seafood department, Janice also works to head the advertising sales department.

She currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Jim Kenny

Jim Kenny is director of business development for Urner Barry and is also responsible for market reporting in the areas of pork and seafood.

Jim’s professional interests include strategic planning, product development, and sales and marketing activities. He brought the Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish, and numerous other products to market.

Jim graduated from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in finance. He was later conferred a Masters of Business Administration by Monmouth University.

In addition to his duties at Urner Barry, Jim was a contributing editor to Meat Processing Magazine, served on the Annual Meat Conference Advisory Committee, and was an annual convention chairman for the 2008 North American Meat Processors Annual Convention.

He joined Urner Barry in 1994 as national accounts representative in their instant market news division and was later promoted to the position of boxed beef market reporter. He also served as manager of the Instant News Department for the firm. Prior to joining Urner Barry, Jim worked for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and independently at the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim and his wife, Melissa, have one son, Christian. They reside in Wall, NJ.

Joe Muldowney

Joe Muldowney is vice president of the red meat division for Urner Barry. In addition to his responsibility with the red meat group, Joe is also responsible for functional areas of sales and customer care at Urner Barry.

Joe graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, NY with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

In addition to his duties at Urner Barry, Joe has served on the Board of Directors for the North American Meat Processors Association, was a member of the NAMP Program Planning Committee and was chair of the their 2005 Management Conference.

He joined Urner Barry in 1989 as a COMTELL sales representative. In 1992, he became a market reporter for Urner Barry’s new acquisition, The Yellow Sheet which publishes red meat markets and commentary twice daily. Joe reports on several red meat markets, is editor of Urner Barry’s Yellow Sheet, managing editor of Urner Barry’s quarterly Reporter newsmagazine and is on the team that produces Urner Barry video content.

Joe and his wife Joanne have two sons, and reside in Toms River, NJ.

Nicole West

Nicole joined Urner Barry in March 2014 as an account manager in the sales division. In that capacity, she manages an array of existing customers while bringing in new subscribers to Urner Barry's line of products and services.

In late spring of 2015, Nicole expanded her job responsibilities to include reporting a portion of the seafood market.

Nicole graduated with honors from West Virginia University in 2008. She came to Urner Barry with 4 years previous business to business sales experience.

Randy Pesciotta

Randy S. Pesciotta is the vice president of Urner Barry’s egg department and has been with the company for 27 years.

Randy holds a degree in business administration from the Stockton College of New Jersey where he graduated in 1983.

Randy lives in Toms River, New Jersey with his wife, Kim and children, Morgan and Cole.

Russell Barton

Russell Barton is a market reporter for Urner Barry, where he is responsible for reporting on the pork market. Other job responsibilities include marketing new and existing products, online shop management, product development and social media management.

Russell is also the Product Manager of Urner Barry's online service COMTELL

Russell joined Urner Barry in April 2011; his professional interests include project development and management, media relations and financial analysis.

Russell graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Prior to employment at Urner Barry, Russell was a full time student and held a part-time position as an automotive mechanic.

Russell Whitman

Russell is Vice President of the Poultry division for Urner Barry and has been reporting the turkey market and mechanically separated poultry markets since 1989. He has been integral to reporting the chicken market since 2001. Russ is a frequent presenter at industry events and received commendation from the National Turkey Federation in 2008 for excellence in market reporting.

Russ graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with special attainments in commerce. He started working for Urner Barry in 1986, joined the firm full time in 1987 and was initially involved with COMTELL sales and support. He also served as manager of the Instant Market News department and coordinated the company's marketing efforts.

In addition to his primary market reporting responsibilities, Whitman is actively engaged in all facets of Urner Barry's media products and is the editor of the Weekly Insider’s Turkey Letter and Urner Barry’s National Weekly Hatch Report. He is associate editor of the Weekly Insider’s Poultry Report and senior editor of Urner Barry’s Reporter newsmagazine.

Russ has two daughters, Sara and Lauren. He resides in Pine Beach, NJ.

Terence Wells

Terence Wells is a market reporter at Urner Barry, covering the chicken and turkey markets. He is also an account manager in the Advertising Sales Department.

Terence started working for Urner Barry in June 2011 and aside from being a reporter, he is also involved in marketing, social media, writing for Urner Barry’s Reporter news magazine, and production of the daily market video.

Terence attended Rider University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; concentration in Marketing.

Prior to working for Urner Barry, Terence was employed by the Lakewood Blueclaws, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies and before that, he interned with the Trenton Devils, a minor league affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.

Sales:

Haidee Elliot

Haidee Elliot is a native of New Zealand. She is a senior account manager and manages the line of products and services that Urner Barry represents for the North American Meat Institute.

Haidee joined Urner Barry in 2007 and has served the company in several capacities including market reporting, sales and marketing.

Haidee obtained her degree from Auckland University of Technology.

Hank Hansen

Hank joined Urner Barry in 2009 as an account manager. In that capacity, Hank manages existing regional customer accounts, providing training and assistance on Urner Barry's wide array of products and services. He also serves as an initial point of contact for potential customers, informing them of how they can make better decisions using the data and analytics UB provides.

As an experienced and accomplished sales representative, Hank was promoted to Senior Account Manager, leading the sales team and assisting in training, database operations and marketing efforts.

Hank has also assisted in special projects, including efforts to train and improve upon Urner Barry's Foreign Trade Data service.

Hank graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Meghan Miick

Meghan is the Account Manager for the Northeast sales division in the U.S. She also manages international customer accounts throughout parts of Europe.

Meghan joined our team in November 2015. She has previous sales and management experience from working within retail and the higher education sector.

In addition to her responsibilities as Account Manager, Meghan also contributes to Urner Barry's Reporter magazine.

Meghan has her Masters in Business Administration, graduating Delta Mu Delta from Wilkes University. She resides with her family in Toms River, NJ.

Nicole West

Nicole joined Urner Barry in March 2014 as an account manager in the sales division. In that capacity, she manages an array of existing customers while bringing in new subscribers to Urner Barry's line of products and services.

In late spring of 2015, Nicole expanded her job responsibilities to include reporting a portion of the seafood market.

Nicole graduated with honors from West Virginia University in 2008. She came to Urner Barry with 4 years previous business to business sales experience.

Sandi Veneziano

Sandi manages all aspects of customer service for Urner Barry—assisting with sales, accounts and customer inquiries. She works closely with our team of account managers, overseeing sales progress and marketing efforts.

In addition to these responsibilities, Sandi manages a vast inventory of products, keeping records of sales volumes and cataloguing stores of books and posters. Sandi manages online sales within Urner Barry’s Shop and maintains shipping details and customer notifications.

Sandi joined Urner Barry in 1993, initially working within the Instant Market News department where she assisted in data entry and related applications. She was later promoted to an account manager selling products and services, where she was able to build on her knowledge of company operations and customer service skills.

Sandi graduated from Stockton State College (now Stockton University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.

Sandi lives in Barnegat, New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Newswires:

Curt Thacker

Curt joined Urner Barry in September 2013 as the Senior Staff Writer for Urner Barry Newswires.

In that capacity, Curt covers the cash and futures markets plus tracks and reports on the key monthly and quarterly government livestock and meat reports, such as the cattle-on-feed data, cold storage report and the hogs and pigs inventory report. In addition, Curt writes various analysis pieces and other pertinent food and agriculture stories including feature div class="was-article"s for Urner Barry's quarterly newsmagazine, The Reporter.

Since joining Urner Barry, Curt has greatly expanded Urner Barry's original coverage of industry and agricultural news and data.

Curt attended and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture/Biology.

Curt has worked in livestock market coverage and industry news since 1995, including time at Knight-Ridder Financial and Dow Jones. Prior to that, Curt worked for Wilson Foods for 22 years in various capacities including hog procurement and the fresh pork division.

Jamie Chadwick

Jamie Chadwick is a staff writer for Urner Barry Newswires, where she is responsible for reporting and analyzing food and agriculture industry news.

Jamie joined Urner Barry in August 2011 as part of the sales division while building on her understanding of the meat, livestock and grains market before joining the Newswires team in 2014. In addition to various daily reports, Jamie authors a popular weekly column featured on COMTELL and Foodmarket.com that highlights retail grocery activity as a result of seasonal swings, wholesale market action and consumer trends.

She is a regular contributor to Urner Barry's Reporter Magazine, and is also a Copy Editor of the publication. Jamie also assisted in writing and editing The Beef Book which was published in conjunction with the North American Meat Institute in 2014.

In addition to her role as a staff writer, Jamie is the host of Urner Barry's Daily Market Video and collaborates with a small team during the entire production process for this broadcast, as well as on special video segments and projects.

Jamie moved to New Jersey in 2010 after graduating from Lake Superior State University in Michigan where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Marketing.

John Sackton

John began writing seafood industry news in 1977, and has worked in all areas of the industry, from fisheries management, trade associations and magazines, to running his own seafood import business, to being general manager for Baader North America.

In that capacity, John got to know most of the major seafood processing companies and vessels from Alaska to Mississippi to Newfoundland. After leaving Baader in 1994 John founded Seafood.com to provide news services, market analysis and consulting to the industry.

Linda Lindner

Staff writer Linda Lindner joined Urner Barry in 2006 at which time she took responsibility for Foodmarket.com, Urner Barry's "center-of-the-plate" web site and daily newsletter designed to keep readers fully informed of the food industry’s most timely and relevant developments in the protein industry. At the same time, Linda’s duties included managing and posting select news stories on Urner Barry’s COMTELL® site where news coverage included providing up-to-the-minute market information for all Urner Barry customers.

Simultaneously to Linda’s beginnings at Urner Barry, the company launched its quarterly newsmagazine, Urner Barry’s Reporter. It is within the realm of this publication that her skills as a writer, editor, copy writer and proofreader thrived.

Linda duties expanded even further in 2013 when Urner Barry announced the formation of Urner Barry Newswires, the company’s newest service that provides its customers with the latest in breaking agricultural, seafood and food industry news. Within this five member news team, Linda maintains close communication with her colleagues as well as market reporters and contributes to ensuring a high level of quality news coverage on a daily basis to all Urner Barry News sites.

Prior to joining Urner Barry Linda worked as an editor for a major animal book publisher where she also authored several books.

Michael Ramsingh

Michael Ramsingh is a staff writer and business journalist for Urner Barry.

Since joining Urner Barry in 2011, Michael has specialized in reporting on business to business trade developments across the global seafood industry for Seafood.com News. Michael’s reporting is targeted at wholesale traders who operate in the North American seafood markets. Michael’s reports reach a global audience of industry professionals through Seafood.com News’ 10,000 plus subscriber base.

Daily coverage includes analyzing short and long-term seafood supply and demand trends; reporting on company mergers, acquisitions and personnel developments; and publishing an assortment of market moving news developments pertinent to the North American seafood industry.

Michael is an Alumni of the 2013 Class of the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leader Program. In that time he visited an assortment of fish and shellfish operations across the United States and networked with some of the brightest up and coming professionals in the industry.

A native of Ocean County New Jersey, Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010 prior to joining the Urner Barry family.

IT:

Frank Mallia

Frank began his career with Urner Barry in February of 1990. He is currently the Senior Network Specialist.

Working within Urner Barry's IT department, Frank oversees the company's infrastructure of communication and technological systems.

Frank also played an integral role in the planning and installation of the network when the company moved headquarters in May 2016.

In addition to his IT responsibilities, Frank is also the Shipping Manager for all outgoing company products and packages. He also acts as a Pressroom Operator on behalf of Urner Barry's Printing department.

Frank McQuarrie

Frank is the IT Director at Urner Barry.

Frank graduated from Glassboro State College (presently named Rowan University) in 1988, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

He made his first job interview out of college count as nearly three decades later he is still with Urner Barry. Hired as a computer programmer and network administrator, he was assigned to create a new front end to the satellite version of COMTELL.

In 1995, Frank wrote the company's first website (www.urnerbarry.com) along with configuring whatever needed to be done to host the site on the "web." In 1998, with the stability of the internet no longer a question, he wrote a new version of COMTELL using the internet as opposed to satellites for its content delivery.

Due to his long career and unparalleled experience, Frank has a unique understanding and appreciation for Urner Barry's information and the user's expectation when viewing. His focus is in keeping up with progressing technology without compromising the presentation of the data.

Frank resides in Freehold, NJ, and is married with three kids.

Joe Bless

Joe joined Urner Barry in 2012 as a Web Developer and IT Administrator.

Joe is an integral part of our IT team and has worked towards developing all UB websites and services including Seafoodnews.com and COMTELL. Joe also facilitated the transition to Urner Barry's new headquarters in 2016, seamlessly moving the entire IT infrastructure from the old facility to the company's new building.

Prior to UB, Joe served five years active duty in the United States Marine Corps working on the Communication, Navigation, and Weapons systems of F/A-18 aircrafts along with various other collateral duties including HAZMAT coordination and OSHA safety compliance.

Joe graduated Stockton University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a focus on Information Systems. He is currently married and living in Bayville, NJ.

Laura Rowley

Laura joined Urner Barry in 2012 and is currently a Senior Web Developer.

Laura serves as the lead developer for our premier service, COMTELL. She has pioneered numerous enhancements on the site including the notifications system, history and improved charting capabilities.

Prior to UB, Laura had nearly 20 years of programming experience in Microsoft technologies, database management, and client-side scripting.

Laura is a pivotal member of Urner Barry's IT department who's creativity and expertise has helped to keep the services our customers value both user-friendly and on the cutting edge of technology.

Shailesh Patel

Shailesh is a Senior Developer at Urner Barry. He began his career with the company in 2000, focusing his efforts within the IT department and maintaining and developing the inter-workings of all UB sites and products. He most notably specializes in data retrieval and analysis.

Shailesh graduated from Gujarat University in India where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to get a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Powder Metallurgy) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shailesh currently lives with his wife and two sons in Galloway Township, NJ.

Instant Market News:

Christin Chase

Christin is the Operations Manager for Urner Barry's premier service, COMTELL. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing functions within the Instant Market News department, including data entry and proofing.

In addition, Christin largely oversees organizational responsibilities and expertly coordinates the processes behind maintaining the extensive database of UB market information.

Christin has been with Urner Barry since 2007. During that time, she has facilitated numerous improvements to our service interface. She has been an integral part of enhancing our data and design to make it more user-friendly for our valued customers.

Christin studied at Northern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Communicative Disorders.

Jenna Timoney

Jenna joined our Instant Market News department in August 2015. In this capacity, she works within Urner Barry's daily operations, entering data points and proofing reports for accuracy.

Jenna oversees the construction of many daily and weekly publications, and assists with disseminating reports to customers via email and fax.

Jenna moved to New Jersey in 2010 from Brooklyn, New York. She brings organizational and data entry experience from her previous job working in the fashion district in Manhattan.

Nicole Espada

Nicole Espada works in the Instant Market News department at Urner Barry where she is responsible for a variety of day-to-day operations, including data entry and ensuring all UB reports are thoroughly proofed for accuracy.

Nicole joined the IMN team in August of 2014 while continuing to pursue her degree in, Business Accounting at Kean University in Toms River, New Jersey.

In addition to being a member of the IMN team, Nicole expanded her professional interests to include recruiting new talent to join the UB team of professionals. Nicole attends various job fairs, offering insight into exciting career opportunities with our ever-growing company to future college graduates.

Sarah Florio

Sarah joined Urner Barry in 2015, working in the Instant Market News department.

Sarah is responsible for a variety of day-to-day operations, including data entry and ensuring all UB reports are thoroughly proofed for accuracy.

Sarah also helps maintain Urner Barry's Retail database by updating product features from circulars around the country.

Sarah graduated with honors from Kean University in January 2015 with a degree in English.

Tara Tashjian

Tara began her career at Urner Barry in September of 2014 in the Instant Market News Department.

In the IMN department, Tara facilitates everyday tasks such as collecting, proofing, and publishing market reports in a timely fashion. In addition, she helps maintain Urner Barry's database and ensures the information is up to date and accurate each and every day.

Tara graduated from Ocean County College with her Liberal Arts degree in May of 2009.

Victoria Reilly

Victoria joined Urner Barry in 2016. Working in the Instant Market News department, Victoria is responsible for a variety of day-to-day operations, including data entry and ensuring UB reports are thoroughly proofed for accuracy.

Prior to UB, Victoria graduated with honors from Ramapo College of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing.

In addition, she attended Culinary school and is an experienced pastry chef.

Accounting:

Barbara Preece

Barbara began her career with Urner Barry's Accounting department in November 1994. She is currently the Payroll and Order Fulfillment Coordinator.

In this role, Barbara handles employee payroll, 401(k), and other related financial matters. In addition, she facilitates incoming orders and ensures all transactions are completed quickly and efficiently on behalf of our valued client-base. Barbara also assists in coordinating shipping needs for customer orders.

As part of her duties, Barbara also handles various accounting functions, including billing for products and services. She also manages Urner Barry's product inventories.

Barbara resides in Bayville, NJ, with her husband, Dan. She has two children and two grandchildren.

Fran Finkle

Fran joined Urner Barry's Accounting department in 2005. Within the accounts receivable segment, Fran worked to maintain billing and other functions by working closely with our Account Managers and customers.

In 2015, Fran transferred to the accounts payable sector where she works with vendors and coordinates payments and services to Urner Barry. She assists in managing various aspects of UB operating costs and finances.

Prior to Urner Barry, Fran was the accounting manager for a property preservation company for 12 years until the company moved headquarters out of state.

Fran lives with her husband in Lakewood, NJ, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Melanie Powitz

Melanie joined Urner Barry in September 2008, initially working in customer service and collections. In this capacity she managed account details and billing on behalf of our valued subscribers. She worked closely with our team of sales representatives, communicating account status and furthering marketing efforts for products and services.

In April 2014, Melanie joined the Accounting team where she works closely with the sales team and is responsible for receiving orders and setting up customer billing. In addition, Melanie assists in invoicing existing customers, receiving and posting payments.

Melanie brought customer service and accounts management experience from her previous positions at Merrill Lynch and Prudential.

Melanie graduated from University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Organizational Communication.

Sandra Bailey

Sandra joined Urner Barry in January 2014 working on behalf of our customer service and collections sector and now works in accounts receivable.

Sandra manages billing and account details on behalf of our valued subscribers. She works closely with our team of sales representatives, communicating account status and furthering marketing efforts for products and services.

In addition, she contributes to Urner Barry's Reporter newsmagazine.

Sandra graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Staff:

Jamie Patterson

Jamie began his career with Urner Barry in 2013, and is currently the Subscription Manager for Urner Barry's Reporter newsmagazine.

In addition to these responsibilities, Jamie also conducts research in order to update and maintain Urner Barry's online directory, Prospector.

Prior to UB, Jamie studied art and photography in various schools across the continental U.S., including Boston, New York City, Albuquerque, San Francisco and New Orleans. It was during this time that he worked within the foodservice industry, and managed two award-winning restaurants.

Jamie plays an integral role within the company, spanning several different departments including assisting in Urner Barry's Design, Print, and Mail operations. He also contributes articles and book reviews to Urner Barry's Reporter magazine.

Joanne Schneider

Joanne has been a Receptionist for Urner Barry since 1998. At that time, market quotations and information was reported, in part, via phone. Prior to COMTELL Online and email services, customers would call in and Joanne would provide any changes along with the tone of the market.

Currently, her primary responsibilities include handling incoming calls and directing customers to the appropriate points of contact.

Joanne is also in charge of handling many office related duties, including sorting and distributing mail, assisting in various clerical tasks on behalf of various UB departments, and ordering office supplies.

In addition, Joanne works closely with our principals and employees to facilitate duties and assist in special projects and occasions.

Jocelyn Garcia Rojas

Jocelyn joined Urner Barry in January 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. In that role, she facilitated duties within our front office, including processing paperwork and handling incoming phone calls.

Since then, Jocelyn's responsibilities have expanded to include customer service, formatting charts to display market data in various publications, and assisting with daily and weekly market video projects for the company.

Jocelyn is also fluent in Spanish and has played an integral role in assisting our international network of Spanish-speaking customers.

Jocelyn has background experience and education in Business Administration.

Lynn Dekovitch

Lynn is the Administrative Assistant for Urner Barry. In this role, she coordinates functions relating to company benefits, including medical insurance, life insurance, 401k and profit sharing.

In addition, Lynn performs a variety of office duties and facilitates correspondence on behalf of Urner Barry's principals. She also compiles and maintains data for Urner Barry's National Weekly Hatch Report.

Lynn is also involved in coordinating Urner Barry's Annual Executive Conference. She handles registrations and assists our attendees with any questions they might have.

Lynn started her career with Urner Barry part-time in 1976 while she was still in high school. She later graduated Ocean County College with an Associate's degree in Applied Science. She began working full-time in 1979.

Maria Morales

Maria is a Multimedia Designer responsible for video, marketing and advertising design.

Maria joined Urner Barry in 2005 as a Production Assistant in the Instant Market News department. She then moved into the Printing Department and worked as a Graphic Designer for five years.

As UB entered the online video space and customer demand for additional media sources increased, Maria was then promoted to multimedia where she is involved in all aspects of our video productions as both director and editor.

In addition, Maria also creates advertising and web graphics, and does layout and design for Urner Barry books and marketing materials.

Maria graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.

Nicole Christie

Nicole is a Marketing Assistant who joined our team in 2016.

Nicole’s responsibilities include participating in marketing and social media projects, such as email campaigns and daily postings to Urner Barry’s array of social media accounts. This allows our customers to stay updated and in constant communication with Urner Barry.

Along with her marketing responsibilities, Nicole also assists with advertising sales and producing our daily market video.

Prior to joining Urner Barry, Nicole was a marketing coordinator for an online start-up company. She attended Montclair State University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Print Shop:

Caroline Bober

Caroline is a Graphic Designer in Urner Barry’s Printing department. She began working for the company in August 2013, after moving to New Jersey from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Caroline primarily focuses her efforts on providing design solutions and customer service for both business and personal projects on behalf of Urner Barry's Design, Print, and Mail clientele. She also contributed illustrations to The Beef Book, a publication produced by Urner Barry in conjunction with the North American Meat Institute in 2014.

Prior to joining the staff at Urner Barry, Caroline spent the previous decade working for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as a Graphic Designer and part-time Features contributor. Caroline graduated from Ohio University in June 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a minor in Art History.

Caroline and her husband Mark have a son, Charles. They reside in Toms River, New Jersey.

Chris Ashley

Chris Ashley is the Director of Operations for Urner Barry focusing his attention mainly on the printing and mailing division.

In this capacity, Chris works with both large and small scale clientele, fulfilling business and personal design, printing and mailing needs. Chris’s professional interests are operations, planning, and customer service.

Chris graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He later received a Masters of Business Administration from Monmouth University in NJ.

Chris joined Urner Barry in 1995 as the Associate Editor of the Yellow Sheet. He also served as manager of the Instant Market News Department for the company.

Chris and his wife, Meridith, have one son, Christian and two daughters, Ava and Mia. They reside in Marlboro, NJ.

Glenn Juszczak

Since graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Glenn has had over 35 years experience in the graphic design/publishing industry, the last 20 of which have been with Urner Barry.

When Glenn first started with the company, he was directly in charge of the production of all Urner Barry's daily, monthly and yearly publications and printed products. He was also in charge of the day-to-day operations of the commercial printing division, including design, customer service, estimating, ordering, scheduling and fulfillment.

As the print division expanded and more staff were added, Glenn's responsibilities shifted to strictly creative endeavors, including many of Urner Barry's printed offerings, logos and web graphics. He also works extensively designing printed materials for the many commercial print customers that are serviced by Urner Barry on a daily basis.

Glenn and his wife, Marion, live in Manahawkin, NJ and they have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.

Jay Bailey

Jay Bailey is an Account Manager for Urner Barry, where he is responsible for selling a wide array of printed materials. From letterhead and envelopes to newsletters and postcard mailings—if it's paper, he can print it!

Jay originally joined the Urner Barry team as a junior in high school in October 1999 and was promoted to the Job Printing department in June of 2004. He is expertly-trained in Urner Barry's design, printing and mailing operations and works one-on-one with clients to ensure they get exactly what they need.

Jay graduated Ocean County College in May 2004 with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. In addition, he graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in June 2007 with a degree in Hospitality Management.

Jay currently resides in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, with his wife Cori.

Jim Daly

Jim joined Urner Barry in March 2014 as an Account Manager within the Printing department.

In this capacity, Jim is primarily focused on serving the needs of our non-profit printing customers, creating design, print and mailing solutions for clients' fundraising efforts.

Jim brings 30 years of prior experience in the printing industry to his role at Urner Barry. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Printing Management.

Jim currently resides in Farmingdale, NJ, a town in which he also serves as Mayor. He lives with his wife, Christine, and four children.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel is a Sales Assistant and Customer Service Representative for Urner Barry's Printing and Mailing department. She has been with Urner Barry since 2007, starting out as a Research/Bindery Assistant.

Currently, Rachel is in charge of handling the mailing aspect of Urner Barry's Design. Print. Mail. operations. She processes mailing lists, prepares all the necessary paperwork and acts as a liaison with the U.S. postal service on behalf of our printing customers.

In addition, Rachel oversees the addressing of mailings while helping to manage pressroom functions and deliveries. She also assists in handling customer needs, orders, and inquiries. Rachel also provides updates on some of the print shop's social media accounts.

Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree from Kean University. She has also received her certificate in Postal Mail Management and Critical Issues Mail Management.

Shannon Ehrola

Shannon is a Production Assistant in Urner Barry's Printing Department. She joined the Urner Barry team in September 2013 after having graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey, where she received a BFA in Fine Art with a Digital Art Minor.

In addition to providing graphic design services and customer service for the printing division, she is the primary operator of our two digital presses.

In her time here, Shannon has worked on a wide variety of assignments for both Printing clients and Urner Barry company projects. Most notably, she redesigned The Commercial Guide to Fish and Shellfish for the Third Edition, which was published in 2016.

Prior to working at Urner Barry, Shannon was a freelance artist and provided art and design services for a vast array of projects and clients, ranging from fitness apps to book covers. She was also the Thomas George Artists Award grant recipient in 2013.