Mr. Benjamin Samuels
Executive Consultant, Victory Packaging
Benjamin “Ben” Samuels is an Executive Consultant for Victory Packaging, the company he led for most of his career. He joined Victory Packaging in 1995 as regional operating manager of Texas. In 1997, Samuels began his role as Vice Chairman and leader of the national accounts group, real estate, finance and legal departments, achieving a period of unprecedented growth in sales and revenues. In 2007, Ben was named CEO and leader of an executive team that managed more than 1,750 employees. Ben transitioned to his new role outside of day-to-day operations in January 2018 following the acquisition of Victory Packaging by KapStone Paper. Ben is also the Chair of Leedo Cabinetry, a manufacturer serving the multi-family construction market and he is on the Board of Directors of Workhorse, a technology company developing electric delivery trucks.
Samuels is an active member in the community, where he primarily focuses on the fight to end hunger. He has served as the Chairman of the Houston Food Bank and is currently the Chair of The Board Leadership Council of Feeding Texas. He also serves on the boards of Children at Risk, Move For Hunger, and Brighter Bites. Ben is also engaged in Jewish organizations. He is the Chair of the Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation, the local co-chair of J-Street and serves on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. He was the President of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee before joining their National Board of Governors. He served on the boards of and held leadership positions with Holocaust Museum Houston, Congregation Shma Koleinu and Jewish Family Service.
Samuels received a bachelor’s degree in American studies and economics from Amherst College as well as an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
He and his wife, Marci Rosenberg, reside in Houston and have a son, Ethan, and a daughter, Mimi.