Susan Sample is serving her first term as Mayor of the City of West University Place. She previously served two terms on the City Council, serving as Mayor Pro Tem in both terms, before being elected for Mayor in May 2015. She is a native Houstonian and has been a West U resident since 2005. A product of HISD schools, Susan went on to do her undergraduate work at Rice University and obtained a law degree and a masters in accounting from University of Texas. She currently works as an attorney for Shell and previously for Fulbright & Jaworski in the Tax Controversy section.
Prior to being elected to city council, Susan served on the board of directors of Friends of West U Parks. She currently serves on the board of SPARK Park as vice president and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston. Professionally, she serves on the boards of the Houston CPA Society and the Texas Society of CPAs. She is also a 10-year committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Susan is married to Michael Larsson, who actively serves as a member of West U Rotary, and has three year-old twins.