Rita has worked for more than 40 years in the petroleum refining and renewables industry with specialization in Fuel Quality, Fuel Compliance and Laboratory Operations. For the last 16 years, Rita held the role of Vice President, Quality and Compliance at Koch Industries/Flint Hills Resources. In this position, she led a team of approximately 40 professionals tasked with developing and maintaining systems for federal and state compliance for all fuels (both petroleum and renewables) and measurement, implementing systems to provide the product quality for fuels and chemicals required by customers and government agencies, and providing corporate level technical support and lab excellence guidance for FHR manufacturing facilities. She has extensive knowledge of EPA Fuels Regulations and most recently served as chair of AFPM’s Fuel Committee (2019-2021). She has been involved with ASTM for over 25 years, participating in both laboratory method developing committees and fuel product committees. Rita holds a MS degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and a BS Degree in Chemistry from Marshall University.