Jefferson Energy Companies | Management Team
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Management Team

Hank Alexander

Chief Executive Officer

Hank Alexander was named CEO Jefferson in June 2021. He has been a member of the Fortress team since December 2020 and brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Jefferson. Prior to joining Fortress, he served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Energy Transfer (formerly Sunoco Logistics). Leveraging his background in Engineering and Operations, Mr. Alexander brought his expertise to the Sunoco Logistics’ Business Development team, and as a key member of the Energy Transfer Leadership team, was critical to their many significant growth projects. Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. He also completed Sunoco’s prestigious Wharton Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Matthew C. Evans

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Matt Evans is the EVP, Chief Commercial Officer of Jefferson Energy and oversees all Commercial aspects of the Company, while managing proprietary and 3rd party volume at the terminal. Prior to joining Jefferson in 2017, Matt has worked at Devon Energy, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, and ConocoPhillips where he served in various marketing and trading roles within the commercial organizations. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston

Justin Payne

Chief Operating Officer

Justin Payne serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson Energy. Mr. Payne oversees the Operations, Engineering, Projects, and HSE departments. He has an Operations, HSSE and Capital Project background for over 20 years’ experience within the marine terminals industry. Prior to joining Jefferson Energy, he served as General Manager for Oiltanking North America, overseeing multiple terminals. He is currently continuing his education at Lamar University, enrolled in Bachelor of Arts in Business.

Chris Robbins

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Robbins is the Chief Financial Officer at Jefferson Energy and oversees the Finance, Accounting, Tax and Planning functions of the business. Chris joined Jefferson Energy in 2018, and brings over 20 years of experience in progressive finance and accounting roles, most recently serving as CFO for Pin Oak Terminals, as well as Chief Financial and Accounting Officer for USD Group. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

Andrea Phillips

Vice President – Marketing and Commercial Development

Andrea Phillips is the Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development at Jefferson Energy with commercial responsibility for developing crude oil opportunities and crude marketing. Andrea joined Jefferson in 2018 after serving in various finance, trading and business development roles with Conoco, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from New Mexico State University.

Keith McLaughlin

Director of Engineering, Projects

Keith McLaughlin joined Jefferson Energy in 2018 and is Director of Engineering, Projects for the Company. Mr. McLaughlin manages all capital improvement projects and future development planning efforts. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McLaughlin served as Program Director for Universal Pegasus International Consulting and Manager of Engineering and Construction for Enbridge Energy – Major Projects division. Mr. McLaughlin is a Registered Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional. Mr. McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Sarah Hurt

Vice President & General Counsel

Sarah Hurt has been with Jefferson since 2020 and oversees all Legal matters for the business. Ms. Hurt has 18 years of experience within the energy industry. Most recently, Ms. Hurt served as Vice President & General Counsel of Eureka Midstream, a natural gas gathering company in Appalachia. Ms. Hurt has also held Senior Counsel roles with TC Energy, Columbia Pipeline Group, and NiSource. Ms. Hurt’s extensive in-house experience follows a 10-year career in law firm practice at firms including Slaughter and May in London, England; and Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas. Ms. Hurt graduated with a double first class degree from Oxford University in 2000.

Arturo Garcia De La Riva

Vice President – Commercial Development, Mexico

Arturo Garcia de la Riva is the Vice President of Commercial Development at Jefferson Energy with commercial responsibility for refined products and Jefferson’s Mexico business. Prior to joining Jefferson in 2016, Arturo worked at TFM, KCSM and Kansas City Southern (KCS) where he performed various commercial and terminal development roles in Mexico and the US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Universidad de las Américas – Puebla.

David Carrere

Vice President – Marketing and Commercial Development

David Carrere is the Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development with commercial responsibility for developing crude oil opportunities and crude marketing. David joined Jefferson in 2021 after serving in various engineering, operations, and commercial roles with Shell and Motiva. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Marty Reynolds

Vice President – Administration

Marty Reynolds is the Vice President of Administration of Jefferson Energy with management over Human Resources, Procurement, Governmental Affairs, Information Technology, and Insurance . Marty joined Jefferson Energy in 2013 after working in the manufacturing sector for 21 years.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Arkansas.