Grand Marshal Announced


The FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Parade is Scott McClelland.

Scott is the President of H-E-B’s Houston Division and is the local face of H-E-B, starring in TV commercials along with JJ Watt, Craig Biggio, and other local notables. Here’s one of our favorites.

Scott McClelland is also the face of H-E-B in the community, serving on numerous local boards including the Greater Houston Partnership where he serves on the Executive Board and also chairs the Education Advisory Committee.  Scott is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed its $56 million capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Scott spearheaded Houston Super Bowl of Caring Food Drive, which is now the largest in the state and collects over two million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry every year. In addition, he sits on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospitals, Early Matters, and Brighter Bites.

Now, McClelland is lending his support and that of the Houston Division of H-E-B to the Annual FM 1960 Parade which provides tuition assistance to EMTs and Paramedics of the future.

McClelland said, “Being Irish myself, I love St. Patrick’s Day. So whether you’re Irish or want to be Irish for a just a day, come out to the annual FM 1960 Parade on Sunday, March 12th and let’s get our green on!”

Parade Committee Chairman Jeff Doran said, “We could not be more pleased that Scott has accepted our invitation to serve as Grand Marshal. Scott and the folks of the Houston Division of H-E-B are very community minded and have always been huge supporters of Cypress Creek EMS and the 1960 Parade.”

Scott has worked at H-E-B since 1990 after a 10-year career at Frito-Lay. He’s served in a number of Marketing and Operations positions before moving to Houston and becoming the Division President.

Under McClelland’s leadership, H-E-B’s has grown from an 11% share to a market leading 27% share by opening larger stores with a heavy emphasis on low prices, locally sourced products and tailored assortment based on the neighborhoods around each store.

McClelland received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.