Jefferson Energy Companies | Management Team
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Management Team


Lawrence Waldron

Co-President


Lawrence Waldron is the Co-President of Jefferson Energy and oversees the Operations, Asset Development and Administration departments. Prior to joining Jefferson in 2016.  Lawrence has worked at LBC Tank Terminals, Vopak, AkzoNobel and Bayer, where he served in various engineering, operations, marketing and business management roles.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis; a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston; and has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.  Lawrence is a Professional Engineer licensed by the state of Texas.


Matthew C. Evans

Co-President


Matt Evans is the Co-President of Jefferson Energy and oversees the Commercial and Finance departments 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.


Ernest Haynes

Vice President – Operations


Ernest Haynes is the Vice President of Operations of Jefferson Energy and has responsibility for the safe and compliant operation of Jefferson’s assets. Ernest joined Jefferson in 2017.  Prior to Jefferson, he was with  ExxonMobil and Shell where he served in various supply logistics, terminal, pipeline and project management roles. Ernest is a former naval officer and received a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


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.


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.


Sally Shaw

Vice President and General Counsel


Sally Shaw is Vice President and General Counsel of Jefferson Energy. Sally serves as chief legal officer of the company, managing all legal and compliance matters and providing counsel to company management and employees. Prior to joining Jefferson Energy in 2018, she served as Regional Managing Counsel for Calpine Corporation. She brings almost three decades of legal experience at both public and private entities. Sally received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, at Austin.


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.


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.


Mark Viator

Director, Government Affairs & Special Projects


Mark Viator is Director, Government Affairs & Special Projects for Jefferson Energy and oversees public and media relations, including all local and state government matters. Over the past 41 years, Mark worked for Unocal, Sandoz, and BASF Corporation in various operations, management training, human resources and government affairs positions. He joined Jefferson as a consultant in 2008 with Partnership Strategies and became full time in his current role in 2014. He received a Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Organizational Development from Lamar University.


Katy Rivers

Human Resources Manager


Katy Rivers is Human Resources Manager at Jefferson Energy overseeing the HR Function. Katy joined Jefferson in 2018 after over 20 years of experience with Oxy, Sunoco Logistics, Eagle Global Logistics and Circuit City Stores. She has two Bachelor Degrees from Schreiner University in Business Administration and Legal Studies and she received a Master’s Degree in HR Development & Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.