Chamber Luncheon - Guest Speaker Steve DeSutter of FOCUS Brands
Steve DeSutter is the FOCUS Brands Chief Executive Officer. Joining FOCUS Brands in March of 2014, he has a wide breadth of leadership experience in retail, food service and multi-unit operations as a public company executive.
Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, Mr. DeSutter served for six years as President and CEO of Stripes LLC and Executive Vice President of Susser Holdings, the parent company at the time, a Fortune 500 company. He also served as Executive Vice President of Burger King Corp in the capacity of President for Europe, Middle East and Asia. He began his career at British Petroleum where he worked in a variety of operations, marketing, communications and finance roles during his 18 years at the company.
Steve has been a member of the Board of Directors and past officer for the United Way of Coastal Bend, The Coastal Bend Blood Center, The Texas State Aquarium and the Corpus Christi Economic Development Corporation. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).