SH 130 Staff

Tyler Duvall

Tyler Duvall

Board Chairman

Tyler is responsible for day-to-day management decisions as well as devising and implementing plans to achieve the company’s short and long-term goals.

He was previously a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of McKinsey and Company, where he advised a variety of private and public sector entities on strategic, operational and organizational topics.  He also led McKinsey’s North American efforts to support owners of roads, airports, transit systems and other infrastructure assets on ways to improve their operational performance and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to McKinsey, Duvall served in several roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation, advancing to Acting Under Secretary for Policy, the third highest ranking official at the agency. There he led efforts to modernize transportation infrastructure through new procurement, technology and financing approaches. Duvall also was responsible for developing and implementing other major policy initiatives in the areas of regulatory efficiency, congestion reduction and accelerated capital project delivery across all modes of transportation.  

Duvall earned a B.A. in economics from Washington and Lee University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Matthew Bray

Matthew Bray

Chief Revenue and Operating Officer

Matt manages the operations of the company along with key revenue initiatives, customer programs and community relations.

Prior to joining SH 130 Concession Company Matt spent the previous 15 years working in various management positions for investor owned companies in the manufacturing sector. Most recently he served as both an Officer and Director of Nekoosa Coated Products, a global manufacturing company producing paper and adhesive products. Nekoosa is owned by Sentinel Capital Partners which manages $4 billion in capital. Nekoosa operates five manufacturing facilities and serves customers in 65 countries. Matt played a key role in the sale of Nekoosa from Wingate Partners to Sentinel Capital Partners in 2017. Matt also previously worked as Vice President at Pilot Chemical Company, a global manufacturing of specialty chemicals.

 A Houston native Matt started his career working in the midstream energy sector. This included business development and management positions with Texaco and Williams based in Houston and Calgary. In these positions he was focused on the development, management and operations of underground natural gas storage and pipeline facilities.

Matt earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Ben Abeto

Ben Abeto

Chief Strategy Officer

Ben leads corporate startegy with a focus on commercial growth and revenue initiatives.

He previously held manager and consultant roles at Dell Technologies and Bain and Co. with experience in developing revenue growth, cost cutting, and organizational model strategies across information technology, airline, healthcare, and youth education non-profit industries. He also has extensive experience leading project teams as he served as a lead engineering program manager during his nine-year tenure in the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs and as a submarine officer, delivering critical weapons systems on budget and schedule to the US submarine fleet.

At SH130, Ben leads the development of all corporate strategy with a focus on commercial growth. He is leading initiatives such as partnering with national freight companies to create products and services that optimize toll usage, developing an analytics platform that gives the company insight into driver behavior, and creation of a customer loyalty program.  

Ben earned a B.S. from the University of Texas, a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Steve Thoreson

Steve Thoreson

General Counsel

Steve oversees all legal review and analysis for the company. 

He is a licensed Texas attorney and has been with the company since 2007, when he was hired to help manage right-of-way acquisitions.  He has over 20 years’ experience serving as both a lawyer and consultant to property owners and government agencies within the real estate and right-of-way industry and has served as the company’s General Counsel since 2015.  

Steve is a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver and Hamline University School of Law.

Jason Hill, CPA

Jason Hill, CPA

Senior VP of Finance & Accounting

Jason is responsible for the policies, procedures and day-to-day management of the company’s finances.

He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas since 1998 with more than 20 years of experience leading and managing finance and accounting teams in various roles and multiple companies including more than 17 years at Energy Future Holdings in Dallas and most recently as Director of Fuels Accounting at LCRA in Austin.

At SH 130 he establishes all financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems, as well as monitors and confirms the financial condition of company.

Jason earned both a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston.

Jason Kerby

Jason Kerby

Director of Asset Operations

Jason leads roadway operations and management of capital projects. 

Prior to joining the SH130 Concession Company he served in both private and public company capacities as a Design and Construction Engineer and manager for the North Tarrant Express (Segments 1 & 2) and as an engineer in the TxDOT Dallas District developing design projects and in the TxDOT Fort Worth District leading construction projects.

He joined SH130 in Spring 2014 as Infrastructure Engineer and Traffic and Revenue Analyst until assuming his current role in early 2019. As Director of Asset Operations, he oversees all matters concerning roadway operations, roadside toll collection systems, back office systems, and capital projects. He is the engineering technical expert and fulfills the responsibilities associated with Infrastructure Manager and Safety Manager.

Jason earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington and is a licensed Texas Professional Engineer (PE).

Dev Vashi

Dev Vashi

Director of Analytics

Dev leads the company’s data and traffic analysis initiatives.

He has developed an expertise in field of analytics through his work with multiple fortune 500 companies in the financial, healthcare, and pharmaceutical space. Over the years he has led various projects that include optimizing spending, driving product utilization, and developing CRMs, to owning data strategies for both clients and internal stakeholders.

At SH 130 he is responsible for the company’s analytical and data strategy, which includes developing new analytical platforms and insights into driver behavior and driving traffic optimization through various initiatives.

Dev earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

James Lovett

James Lovett

Director of Public Affairs

James helps lead the company’s community and government relations initiatives, and serves as the primary point of contact for the public. 

Prior to joining SH 130 Concession Company, James served as Senior Consultant and Communications Director at a Texas-based business development and government affairs firm.

He joined SH 130 in late 2018 as Director of Public Affairs, where he coordinates the company’s community and government relations initiatives and serves as the primary point of contact for the public. He is active in a number of Central Texas-based community and non-profit organizations, including the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD Board of Directors, the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball executive committee.

James earned a B.A. in journalism and public relations from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Mike Razniewski

Mike Razniewski

Director of Sales & Business Development

Mike is responsible for sales and business development for SH 130 commercial growth. 

Prior to coming to SH 130 Mike spent the previous 8 years in a senior sales position at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation solutions in the trucking industry. During his time there he partnered with internal stakeholders across sales, marketing, product, and operation to create customer-informed sales stories that both drove new business and maintained strong working relationships with current business.

At SH 130, Mike’s focus is leading efforts in driving freight traffic growth. He will be on the road targeting companies operating up and down on our corridor to be the voice of SH 130 as we work to spread awareness of our value proposition as a fast, safe, and reliable alternative route to I-35.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Management at Northern Illinois University.

Phil Kemink

Phil Kemink

Field Systems Manager

Phil is responsible for the operation and maintenance of tolling, ITS, IT systems and infrastructure at SH 130.

Phil started his career in electronics as a Helicopter Electrician in the Texas Army National Guard.  He then transferred to the Air Force, becoming a Satellite Communications Technician where he gained enough knowledge and experience to eventually become a Cellular Technician and Supervisor at Cellular One Boston.  As the usefulness of the internet gained pace, he left to become the VOIP Internet Central Office and Data Center Manager at iBasis, managing data centers in a fast-growing company and traveling all over the world.  Phil then started and operated his consulting and integration company in the Northeast for several years before landing back in Texas. His 30 or so years of technical knowledge and managerial experience have helped him successfully run the Tolling, ITS, and IT Field Systems department at SH130 for the past 8 years.

Phil earned a BSBA in Management from Northeastern University.

Jerry Aksland

Jerry Aksland

Project & Compliance Manager

Jerry is responsible for managing a variety of capital projects and compliance.

Prior to joining the Company in March 2018, Jerry spent 30+ years in the construction industry in various roles from Draftsman to Project Manager; his work with the Company marks his first experience in the Transportation Industry.

He is responsible for maintaining compliance in accordance with TXDOT Standards and the Facility Concession Agreement as it pertains to the physical attributes of the facility.  His primary role is to inspect the physical condition of the facility and determine the necessity for remediation and improvement.  He manages projects contracted to outside service providers as well as routes maintenance needs to the Roadway Maintenance Department.

Jerry is an Air Force Reservist in Civil Engineering and Veteran of OEF and OIF and holds a B.S. in Business Management focused on Project Management.

Rory Hughes

Rory Hughes

Toll Systems Analyst

Rory is responsible for ensuring accurate toll systems performance and reporting. 

Prior to joining the SH130 Concession Company, Rory worked as an on-site helpdesk technician for the TxTAG Customer Service Center where he provided technical support for all desktop hardware and software. He was promoted to Quality Control/IT Analyst where he performed data analysis and modeling to provide solutions and enhancements to daily toll system processing.

Rory started his career at SH130 as Tolling Systems Analyst in April of 2013.  His current responsibilities include enforcing accountability with the O&M BOS provider, monitoring system performance, auditing toll transactions for quality, and working with tolling partners to finalize revenue settlements.

Contact Us

SH130 Concession Company

10800 N US 183 Hwy,
Buda, TX 78610

MAIN 512.371.4800
FAX 512.398.1991

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