Houston Treasures

Scott & Soraya McClelland

Houston Treasures for 2014

Photo by: Gittings

mcclelland scott sorayaScott McClelland is the President of H-E-B’s Houston Division. Founded in 1905 in Kerrville, Texas, H-E-B is the 9th largest grocery chain in the United States and enjoys sales over $20 billion. H-E-B employs over 76,000 Partners and operates 345 stores in Texas and Northern Mexico.

Scott is responsible for H-E-B’s operations in Houston, East Texas and at Mi Tienda—H-E-B’s Latino focused format. H-E-B entered the Houston market in the early ‘90’s with small format Pantry stores. Under Scott’s direction, H-E-B has repositioned to larger Food/Drug combination stores with a focus on perishables, innovative products and low prices. H-E-B’s now owns a 22% market share.

A native of Los Angeles, Scott graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration and worked for the Frito Lay division of Pepsico for ten years domestically and internationally before joining H-E-B.

Scott is civic minded. He is a board member of the Greater Houston Partnership as well as the Center for Houston’s Future. He is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed the $56mm capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Scott spearheaded Houston’s “Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive,” which is now the largest in the state and annually collects 3 million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry. He is a member of the Memorial Hermann Hospitals Board and is a charter member of the POSSE Foundation. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Houston’s Future as well as A+ Challenge.

Soraya also attended USC and majored in Education. Today she is a community volunteer and is active in the Houston community. She has been a long time Board Member of Society for the Performing Arts and the UT School of Nursing. She also sits on the board of Knowledge Arts Foundation and is a member of the MD Anderson Advance Team.

Scott and Soraya have been married 33 years and started dating in high school.

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