Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College of Business Administration to host annual economic forum

Memorial Student Union Building Ballrooms - 02/18/14 - 02/18/14

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The College of Business Administration at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch.

This year’s forum will feature a comparison of the South Texas counties of Kleberg, Aransas and Bee, which have similar populations.  Dr. Thomas Krueger, finance professor from the College of Business Administration, will make the presentation. 

Kingsville City Manager Vincent J. Capell, CPA, CGMA, will talk about how the data from last year’s forum presentation was used to improve the region.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Keith R. Phillips, senior economic and policy advisory at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-San Antonio Branch. He will give an overview of the Texas economy.

To reserve your seat at the economic forum, visit http://www.tamuk.edu/cba/research/Economic_forum.html, email cba@tamuk.edu or call 361-593-3801. 

About Dr. Keith R. Phillips

Phillips joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1984. His areas of concentration include regional economics and economic forecasting. He has published numerous articles on the economy and other economic topics in Dallas Fed publications and academic journals. Research Papers in Economics, which tracks publications in economics, ranks Phillips in the top five percent of economists across the world in terms of the number of distinct publications.

Phillips is a contributing member of the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Group, where he has been the most accurate Texas forecaster for nine out of the past 16 years. His research and analysis have been covered in media, including CNN, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, USA Today, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and MSNBC.

In 1996, Phillips was transferred to the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in an effort to improve the regional economic coverage of the Dallas office and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community. He teaches courses in managerial economics and quantitative analysis in the Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He earned his doctorate in economics from Southern Methodist University and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and a bachelor’s degree in journalism in news/editorial from the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

About Dr. Thomas Krueger

Krueger is a professor in the accounting and finance department. He holds a DBA in finance from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Minnesota State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Prior to joining the faculty at A&M-Kingsville, he taught finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. 

While at La Crosse, he was chair of the finance department and internship coordinator for the East Central European Scholarship Program, finding and directing the internship experience for 450 mid-level and higher managers from Eastern Europe. In 2010, he taught investments to members of the United States Army at Ft. McCoy.

Over 65 refereed journal publications have been authored by him, including original rigorous research leading to the identification of the famous “Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor.” His research has been found in such renowned publications as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance and International Business Research and Practices.

While at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he provided semi-annual reports on the performance of local companies, which were combined into a “7 Rivers Equity Index.” His presentation derives from this past experience. 

About Vincent J. Capell, CPA, CGMA

Capell attended Idaho State University, graduating with dual degrees in finance and accounting. He earned his CPA license in California and is currently licensed in Missouri and Texas. His private sector work experience includes 13 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked for a subsidiary of Transamerica Corp and the international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney, CPA.

His public accounting career includes serving clients in the financial services, trucking, leasing, construction and high-tech storage device manufacturing industries. He began his public sector career in 1990 when he went to work for the city of St. Joseph, Missouri. He worked in various financial and administrative capacities, including nine years as city manager.

He came to Kingsville as city manager in April 2011.


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