BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Duke R. Ligon brings more than 35 years of expertise as a director of various companies in the energy industry, as well as experience in corporate securities, litigation, governmental affairs and mergers and acquisitions. He is an attorney and the current owner and manager of Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Devon Energy Corporation from January 1997 until he retired in February 2007. From February 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Ligon served in the capacity of Strategic Advisor to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc., based in Oklahoma City, OK, and has previously acted as Executive Director of the Love’s Entrepreneurship Center at Oklahoma City University. He is also a member of the board of directors of Heritage Trust Company, Security State Bank, Cavaloz Holdings, Inc. and Pardus Oil and Gas, LLC (formerly Energy & Exploration Partners, LLC). He was formerly on the board of directors of PostRock Energy Corporation, System One, Orion California LP, Emerald Oil, Inc., SteelPath MLP, TransMontaigne Partners L.P., Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc., Vantage Drilling Company and TEPPCO Partners, L.P.
Mr. Ligon received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Westminster College and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.
Steven M. Bradshaw brings more than 35 years of experience in the global logistics and transportation industry and currently serves as the Managing Director at Global Logistics Solutions. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Bradshaw served as Vice President-Administration of Premium Drilling, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor that provides jack-up drilling services to the oil and gas industry in the United States and internationally. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Skaugen PetroTrans, Inc. from 2001 to 2003 and as President-Refined Products Division at Kirby Corporation from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Bradshaw also served as an officer in the United States Navy.
Mr. Bradshaw received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
John A. Shapiro brings more than 35 years of experience in the banking and energy industries. Mr. Shapiro was an officer at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he served for more than 24 years in various capacities, ultimately as Global Head of Commodities, until his retirement in 2008. While an officer at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Shapiro participated in the successful acquisitions of TransMontaigne Inc. and Heidmar Inc. and served as a member of the board of directors of both companies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley & Co., Mr. Shapiro worked for Conoco, Inc. and New England Merchants National Bank. Mr. Shapiro has been a lecturer at Princeton University, Harvard University School of Government, HEC Business School (Paris, France) and Oxford University Energy Program (Oxford, UK). In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Citymeals-on-Wheels and as a senior advisor to Mountain Capital Partners, a Houston-based private equity firm focused on upstream E&P investments.
Mr. Shapiro received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.
William W. Lampton began his career with Ergon in 1979, and now serves the company as President of Ergon’s Asphalt Groups and as Chairman of the board of directors of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Mr. Lampton serves on Ergon’s Executive Committee and is a member of the board of directors. He currently is a board member of Mississippi Economic Council, Boy Scouts of America, Andrew Jackson Council and Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (of which he is a past chairman). He sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council of Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering. He also served as co-chair of the Mississippi Works initiative under Governor Phil Bryant.
Robert H. Lampton began his career with Ergon in May 1983, and now serves the company as President of the Supply and Distribution Division, President of Ergon Terminalling, Inc. and President of Ergon Trucking, Inc. Mr. Lampton is also President of Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply and of Ergon Real Estate. He serves on Ergon’s Executive Committee and is a member of the board of directors. He was a board member for Mississippi Valley Title Company from 2005 to 2015.
Mr. Lampton received his degree in business administration with a minor in business psychology from the University of Mississippi.
Joel D. Pastorek currently serves as President of Ergon Terminaling, Inc., and also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Ergon Senior Management Team. Mr. Pastorek joined Ergon in 2005. Prior to taking the role of President, Mr. Pastorek held various positions within Ergon, including Senior Project Manager, Manager of Corporate Maintenance, and both General Manager and Vice President of Ergon Terminaling, Inc.
Mr. Pastorek received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Mississippi.
W.R. “Lee” Adams serves as Senior Vice President – Finance for Ergon, and also serves as Chairman of the Ergon Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Ergon, he worked with Arthur Anderson and Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun, PLLC, where he specialized in assurance and advisory services in the areas of oil and gas, manufacturing, investments and employee benefit plans. Mr. Adams currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council for Mississippi State’s Adkerson School of Accountancy and as Chairman of the board of directors of Hartfield Academy. He formerly served as Chairman/President of the Petroleum Accounting Society of Mississippi and of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, a 2,600-member trade association for certified public accountants practicing in the state of Mississippi.
Mr. Adams received his Bachelor of Accountancy from Mississippi State University and is a certified public accountant in the state of Mississippi. He also holds the designations of Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor.
Edward D. Brooks serves as Vice President of Business Development for Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Mr. Brooks joined Ergon in 2007 to serve as the Manager of Business Development. Prior to joining Ergon, he worked with Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC as a manager in the assurance services division.
Mr. Brooks received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting and his Master of Business Administration from Mississippi College and is a certified public accountant in the state of Mississippi. He also holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.