Sam L. Susser

Sam L. Susser, Chairman and CEO of Susser Bank

    Sam L. Susser is the President of Susser Holdings II, L.P., a private investment company.  He completed a BBA in Finance in 1985 from the University of Texas and started his finance career at Salomon Brothers in NY from 1985-1987 in the corporate finance division and in the mergers and acquisitions group, before returning to Texas in 1988 to assist with the family business.

    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 team members. The Company went public in 2006 and was traded on the NYSE as “SUSS” and its wholesale fuel division, Susser Petroleum Partners went public in 2012 and was traded as “SUSP”. After producing 26 consecutive years of same-store merchandise growth, the business was sold to ETP on August 29, 2014, and Mr. Susser continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of SUSP (now renamed Sunoco LP “SUN”) until May 2015.

    Mr. Susser is currently Chairman and CEO of Susser Bank, Chairman of the Corpus Christi Athletic Club, Chair of the Strategic Projects Committee and a member of the Joint Government Relations and Public Relations Committee, and the Executive Committee of the MD Anderson Board of Visitors, and a director of the Board of Southwestern Medical Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the Governor’s University Research Initiative. Additionally, he serves as Secretary/Board member of Citizens for Judicial Excellence in Texas, Secretary/Board member of Texas 2036, Past Chair of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital System in South Texas, the University of Texas Development Board and the USS Lexington Museum and is a Board member of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

    He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the McCombs School of Business at U.T., the Chancellor’s Council at the University of Texas, YPO Gold and serves on the Board of several other civic and business organizations. In 2009, Mr. Susser was admitted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame, was named Border Texan of the Year in 2013, named CSP’s Retailer of the Year in 2014 and named to the U.T. McCombs Hall of Fame in 2017.

    Mr. Susser is a fifth-generation Corpus Christi native and is married to Catherine G. Susser, a Past President of the Corpus Christi Independent School District Board and Past Chair of the Governor’s Commission for Women. They have three children 18, 21 and 23 years of age.

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