New leadership members bring a wealth of experience and are expected to help drive growth in key areas for Susser.
• Gail Workman as senior vice president of sales and operations with Susser Petroleum Co., Susser’s wholesale fuel subsidiary, based in Houston
• Bob Swan as senior vice president of human resources, based in Corpus Christi, Texas
• Joe Albanese as vice president of facilities management, Corpus Christi, Texas.
“We are delighted to welcome these three managers to our organization,” said Sam Susser, president and CEO of Susser Holding Corp., which operates more than 530 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma primarily under the Stripes banner. “To our wholesale fuel business, Gail brings a wealth experience in sales and operations from her years on the retail side of the utility industry. As we work to accelerate the growth in our wholesale dealer network, she will play a key role in helping drive that growth.
“Bob’s career with national retailer JCPenney will be increasingly important to the company as we expand our store count and geographic footprint both organically and through acquisitions and we strive to build, motivate, reward and retain the best team of employees in our industry,” Susser added.
“As we continue to enlarge and enhance our stores and improve the customer experience inside and out, Joe’s role will also be critical. The expertise and new ideas he brings from his work with major regional C-store chain 7-Eleven and from other major retailers will help us continue to improve the look and feel of our stores and drive sales and profitability per square foot,” he added.
Workman brings 22 years’ experience in sales and operations in the utility industry, most recently as a regional vice president of sales with GDF Suez Energy Resources. Earlier, she worked for Reliant Energy Solutions, Con Edison Solutions and Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. Workman is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University.
Swan brings 27 years of retailing experience and more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources to the company. He previously was vice president of human resources for JCPenney Co. in Plano, Texas, where he was responsible for 1,100 stores and approximately 120,000 associates. Swan holds a degree in political science from the University of Washington.
Albanese has 26 years’ experience in store planning, design and facilities management. Before joining Susser, he worked for the Southland Corp. as senior director of planning & design/facilities management. Earlier, he worked for Ames Department Stores and the K-Mart Corp. Albanese holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Design/Building Construction from the Hartford State Technical College.