Dr. Samuel Gillespie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He went on to earn both his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Marketing also from the University of Illinois. Following his degree completion, he taught for 33 years as a Marketing professor at Texas A&M. He retired from Texas A&M as Professor Emeritus in 2001.
Dr. Gillespie is a member of Greater Texas Foundation’s board, serving since 1984 and is currently the Vice Chair. He chairs the Finance & Investment Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and Charitable Activities Committee.
He lives in California with his wife, Patricia.