"This is my third career. Each has been highly rewarding, but nothing has been as challenging or more enjoyable than as a Texas oil operator."
"It doesn't matter where you came from it's...where are you going" - Bobby Bones
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Marsha Hendler is the President and CEO of TerraFina Energy, a Texas independent oil company. Ms. Hendler founded TF energy in 2003. Ms. Hendler graduated from the University of Houston with her degree in Business Management, specializing in Hotel and Restaurant Management. During the initial Eagleford boom in the early 2000’s-she worked providing marketing services to many oil and gas companies. It was during this time she became enchanted with the possibilities and process of oil and gas production companies and decided to move into the oil and gas industry. Supported and encouraged by men who had long histories in the San Antonio Oil patch, whom she calls her “Bubba’s”, she decided to become and O&G Operator. She has had great success in her current operations, owns and produces more than 30 wells at this time. He goal is to become the largest and most profitable Woman operator in Texas (and the World!).
Ms. Hendler’s business management skills transferred seamlessly to the oil patch and she has worked to learn every aspect of the industry from drilling, completing and workovers to land work and LOS settlements. Ms. Hendler has built a solid team to assist her in her current operations. She is actively involved in many community events and councils in San Antonio, TX, including serving on a number of local Board of Directors. This list includes the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the Association for the United States Army. At the request of Mayor Julian Castro, Ms. Hendler serves as a member of the City of San Antonio’s Airport Advisory Commission. She is an active member with the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the South Texas Wildcatters, and the South Texas Women's Energy Network. Hendler was inducted into the Order of the Cascaron; the highest honor given to Fiesta volunteers and is active with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo's International Committee, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In November 2013, Hendler was inducted into the University of Houston's College of Hotel and Restaurant Management distinguished alumni organization.