Bachelor of Business Administration, McCombs School of Business, 1985
Sam L. Susser is the President of Susser Holdings II, L.P. From 1988 to 2014, Mr. Susser led the growth of Susser Holdings Corporation from a five store operation to a $6.7 billion enterprise that was a member of the Fortune 500 and employed 12,000. The business was sold to ETP on August 29, 2014, and Mr. Susser continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until May 2015. Prior to founding the Southguard Corporation (predecessor to Susser Holdings) in 1988, Mr. Susser spent 1985-1987 with Salomon Brothers Inc in New York City and in Dallas in the corporate finance division and in the mergers and acquisitions group. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Susser is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Co-Chair of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for the Study for Energy, Law and Business, a member of the Advisory Board of the Schusterman Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Texas, a member of the Advisory Board of the UT Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas, a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, a Trustee and Chairman of the Driscoll Foundation, which owns the Driscoll Children’s Hospital System in South Texas, a Trustee of The Texas State Aquarium, a former Director and past President of The USS Lexington Museum, and a former Director and Vice Chairman of The Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation. In 2009, Mr. Susser was admitted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was named Border Texan of the Year in 2013. In June 2012, he served on the University of Texas Committee on Business Productivity. He is also a member of the Development Board for UT Austin and WPO. In 2015, he was appointed to the Governor’s University Research Initiative Advisory Board. He and his wife Catherine have one daughter and two sons.