HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 25, 2022) – National accounting and advisory firm, Weaver, has added John Reese as a director in the Energy Compliance Services practice. Based in the firm’s Houston office, John is responsible for working with clients on strategic planning related to state and federal fuels regulations.
With more than three decades of experience in fuels policy and advocacy, John has been highly involved in the development and implementation of a wide variety of EPA and state fuels regulations including those for renewable fuels, reformulated gasoline, low sulfur gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel, toxics and low carbon fuels.
Prior to joining Weaver, John worked with a global energy and petrochemical company for 20 years where he was responsible for the advocacy of downstream policy initiatives in the Americas and heavily engaged in the development of the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in key industry trade association committees at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the Western States Petroleum Association, the Advanced Biofuels Association, and the American Petroleum Institute, where he started his career as an attorney.
“John’s deep understanding of the regulatory landscape in the energy sector adds significant value and depth to Weaver’s energy compliance team,” said CEO and Managing Partner, John Mackel. “We’re pleased to have John’s experience on our team to help us continue to provide the most current industry knowledge and up-to-date fuels regulation information to our clients.”
John has written several studies for the National Petroleum Council and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including the OPIS RFS conference and the Renewable Fuel Association's National Ethanol Conference.
“John will be dedicated to expanding Weaver’s client service initiatives and identifying future opportunities for growth,” said Wade Watson, Energy Compliance Services Partner-in-Charge. “His expansive network and unique understanding of the regulatory landscape will be beneficial to advising our clients on the current and future RFS guidelines, as well as other low-carbon initiatives.”
John received his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, his Masters of Arts from William & Mary, and his Bachelor of Science from George Mason University.