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Management Team

Lawrence Waldron

Co-President

Lawrence Waldron is the Co-President at Jefferson Energy and oversees the Operations, Asset Development and Administration departments. Over the past 26 years, Mr. Waldron has worked at LBC Tank Terminals, Vopak, AkzoNobel and Bayer, where he has performed various engineering, operations, marketing and business management roles. Mr. Waldron holds a B.S. in Chemistry from The University of California, Davis; a Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston; and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.  Mr. Waldron is a Professional Engineer licensed by the state of Texas.

Matthew C. Evans

Co-President

Matt Evans is the Co-President at Jefferson Energy and oversees the Commercial and Finance departments while managing proprietary and 3rd party volume at the terminal. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Evans has worked at Devon Energy, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, and ConocoPhillips where he has performed various marketing and trading roles within the Commercial organizations. Mr. Evans received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston.

Ernest Haynes

Vice President – Operations

Ernest Haynes is the VP of Operations at Jefferson Energy and has responsibility for the safe and compliant operation of Jefferson’s assets. Over the past 16 years, Mr. Haynes has worked at ExxonMobil and Shell where he performed various supply logistics, terminal, pipeline and project management roles, he joined Jefferson Energy in 2017. Mr. Haynes is a former naval officer and received a B.S. in General Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Marty Reynolds

Vice President – Administration

Marty Reynolds is the VP of Administration at Jefferson Energy and oversees Human Resources, Procurement, Governmental Affairs, Information Technology, Contract Administration, liaison to outside counsel, and administers all insurance programs. Mr. Reynolds joined Jefferson Energy in 2013 after working in the manufacturing sector for 21 years. Mr. Reynolds received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Arkansas.

Frank Rodriguez

Vice President – Commercial Development

Frank Rodriguez is VP of Commercial Development at Jefferson Energy and General Manager of JGP Energy Partners, a 50/50 joint venture between Jefferson and Green Plains. Mr. Rodriguez has commercial responsibility for the biofuels and atmospheric residual business lines at Jefferson. After 26 years at Shell Oil Company and its joint venture Motiva Enterprises (working primarily in midstream/downstream commercial development, supply, transportation, and strategy roles), he joined Jefferson Energy in 2015. Mr. Rodriguez holds a B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Arturo Garcia de la Riva

Vice President – Commercial Development, Mexico

Arturo Garcia de la Riva is the VP of Commercial Development at Jefferson Energy and has commercial responsibility for the refined products and Mexico business at Jefferson. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Garcia de la Riva has worked at TFM, KCSM and KCS where he performed various commercial and terminal development roles in Mexico and the United States, he joined Jefferson in 2016. Mr. Garcia de la Riva holds a B.A in International Relations from the Universidad de las Américas – Puebla.

Andrea Phillips

Vice President – Marketing and Commercial Development

Andrea Phillips is the VP of Marketing and Commercial Development at Jefferson Energy and has commercial responsibility for developing crude oil opportunities and crude marketing. Over the past 17 years, Mrs. Phillips has worked at Conoco, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 where she has performed various finance, trading and business development roles, she joined Jefferson Energy in 2018. Mrs. Phillips received a B.A. in Finance from New Mexico State University.

Katy Rivers

Human Resources Manager

Katy Rivers is the HR Manager at Jefferson Energy and oversees the HR Function for our company. Over the past 20+ years, Mrs. Rivers has worked for Oxy, Sunoco Logistics, Eagle Global Logistics and Circuit City Stores and she has a vast HR Management background. Mrs. Rivers has two Bachelor Degrees from Schreiner University in Business Administration and Legal Studies and she also holds a Master’s Degree in HR Development & Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.