Sam Susser is the President of Susser Holdings II, L.P. In 1988, Sam began to lead a five-store operation known as Susser Holdings Corporation. By 2014, Susser Holdings Corporation was a $6.7 billion enterprise, a member of the Fortune 500, and employed 12,000 team members. The business was sold to ETP on August 29, 2014, and Mr. Susser continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until May 2015. Before founding the Southguard Corporation (predecessor to Susser Holdings) in 1988, Mr. Susser was with Salomon Brothers Inc., an investment bank. He spent time in New York City and Dallas in both the corporate finance division and the mergers and acquisitions group.
Currently, Mr. Susser is a director of National Retail Properties, Inc. He serves on numerous boards and councils, including the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business, the Advisory Board of the Schusterman Center for Judaic Studies at UT, the Advisory Board of the UT Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas, the Development Board for UT Austin and WPO, and the Advisory Council for the College of Business at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Mr. Susser is also Co-Chair of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business. He is a Trustee of both the Driscoll Foundation—which owns the Driscoll Children’s Hospital System in South Texas, where he serves as Vice-Chairman— and of The Texas State Aquarium. Formerly, Mr. Susser was a Director and President of The USS Lexington Museum, a Director and Vice Chairman of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, and a member of the University of Texas Committee on Business Productivity (June 2012).
In 2009, Mr. Susser was admitted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He has been named Border Texan of the Year (2013) and CSP’s Retailer of the Year (2014). In 2015, he was appointed to the Governor’s University Research Initiative Advisory Board. Mr. Susser received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, Catherine, have a daughter and two sons.