Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes

  • BS Mechanical Engineering 1983

Colleen L. Jones-Cervantes (BSME 1983) is Vice President for Product Supply & Trading for ChevronTexaco, with global responsibility for the supply of non-crude oil feed stocks to Chevron’s refining system, refined products supply and trading, marine fuels marketing, and biofuels supply and trading.

Colleen started working at Chevron after graduation and has spent her career there in positions of increasing responsibility—often the only woman in those positions. She started as a project engineer in San Francisco in Chevron’s retail marketing department, and then became General Manager, Retail West, North America marketing, responsible for gasoline marketing and retail sales at nearly 3,000 Chevron and Texaco-branded stations in nine western continental states and Hawaii. She was also General Manager of Company-Owned Stores and President of Chevron Stations Inc., in which she oversaw all aspects of a network of more than 700 retail outlets. In the mid-90s Colleen spent nearly two years as a District Sales Manager with Caltex Philippines Inc. and was promoted to Vice President, Global Marketing, Asia Pacific region. While in Asia she also served on the Board of Directors for Caltex Australia Ltd., the largest refining and marketing company in Australia.

In addition to delivering business results, Colleen has a keen interest and passion for developing young professionals. She mentors employees new to Chevron, serves on the company’s Advisory Board for the Hispanic employee network, and is a frequent speaker at the women’s network events. During her time in Asia, Colleen supported “Caring for Cambodia,” a charity focused on improving education and providing basic needs for school age children around Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Colleen was inducted into the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae in 2011 and joined the ME-EM External Advisory Board in 2012. Colleen resides in Spring, Texas, with her husband, Winston, and their two daughters, Kyndra and Lauren.

This profile appeared in the ME-EM 2012-13 Annual Report