Sam has spent 30 years building regulatory and business relationships based on trust, goodwill and credibility. Sam understands the Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) strategies needed to succeed with a range of key stakeholders – regulatory, government, emergency responders, the media and the public. He has developed HSE plans, created safety cultures and participated in crisis management programs to improve and test the response capabilities of Fortune 100 and 500 groups.

Prior to working with Benchmark, Sam was the HSE Vice President for Murphy Oil Corporation where he implemented programs to transform their safety culture. He was responsible for onshore health, safety and environmental operations and compliance in the USA and Canada. He was HSE Vice President at Pioneer Americas where he developed and instituted HSE standards, sustainability programs and internal audit / compliance programs. He earned his Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and is a Faculty Professor at Brazosport College where his teaches HSE strategies to help the next generation succeed. Outside of work Sam enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with his family.