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College of Business Administration turns annual economic forum into virtual event

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

KINGSVILLE (October 26, 2020) — The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum, but this year’s will be virtual. The 10th annual Economic Forum will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.


This year’s keynote speaker is Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. He will talk about Navigating the Road to Recovery: An Overview of the Fiscal Health of the State and Challenges for Texas in the Upcoming 87th Legislative Session.


This year’s forum will feature a study of three South Texas counties that have similar COVID-19 case levels. Dr. Thomas Krueger, J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education and chair of the department of accounting and finance from the College of Business Administration, will present his research entitled Economic Conditions in Kleberg County, Fayette County and Medina County: Three South Texas Counties with Similar COVID-19 Case Levels.


To register for the economic forum, go to and click on the Register Now button. Follow the directions as if ordering tickets. Follow through until the end. Then on the day before the forum, Monday, Nov. 2, all those registered will get an email with their own individualized link to the Zoom meeting.


About Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar was elected the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014.
As Texas’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he is the state’s treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator.


Soon after taking office, he reorganized the agency for quicker and more effective decision-making and reduced its administrative footprint by working with the Legislature to eliminate inefficient programs and transfer others that didn’t fit core missions.


As CFO of the world’s ninth-largest economy, Hegar monitors Texas’ financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.


Hegar is a graduate of Texas A&M University and St. Mary’s University where he earned a master of arts and his law degree. He earned a master of laws from University of Arkansas.


About Dr. Thomas Krueger

Dr. Thomas Krueger is the J.R. Manning Endowed Professor of Innovation in Business Education at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a master’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University and a doctorate in business administration in finance from the University of Kentucky. 


Before joining Texas A&M-Kingsville, he taught finance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. While at UW-La Crosse, he was chair of the Finance Department and internship coordinator of the East Central European Scholarship Program.


Since joining Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2011, Krueger has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Some of the classes taught over the past year are business finance, personal financial planning, capital budgeting, financial ranch management and global finance. 


Krueger has authored over 90 refereed journal articles and been cited 1,254 times in other articles. His H-statistics of 13, means that at least 13 authored articles have been cited 13 or more times. Perhaps his most widely-read article, titled “Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor,” was published in the top-tier Journal of Finance.  


Other research has resulted in winning six Best in Track Awards and one Distinguished Research Award at national finance meetings. He was chosen for the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award, an acknowledgement as the best instructor in the finance discipline, by the Academy of Finance, an international association of Finance Professionals. From 2014 through 2019, Krueger was the recipient of the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Research of the Year awards.


He was the 2017 President of the Academy of Finance, 2017-present chair of the accounting and finance department at Texas A&M-Kingsville, and member of the Graduate Education Advisory Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from 2016-2019, where he has played a role providing inflation–adjusted information regarding student loan debt and graduate education costs in Texas.



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