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College of Business Administration to host annual economic forum

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Dr. Lloyd Potter

Dr. Lloyd Potter

KINGSVILLE (October 25, 2021) — The College of Business Administration (CBA) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host its annual Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Grand Ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. Admission to the forum is $12 and includes lunch. A table of eight is $96.


            This year’s keynote speaker will be Lloyd B. Potter, demographer for the State of Texas. He will discuss Demographic and Economic Shifts in Texas: Business Related Implications.


            This year’s forum will feature a study of Kleberg County. 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 Kleberg County’s demographic and economic conditions, with a special focus on the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


To reserve your seat at the economic forum, visit or call 361-593-3801.


About State Demographer Dr. Lloyd B. Potter

Dr. Lloyd B. Potter was appointed State Demographer on June 4, 2010. Potter holds a doctorate in Demography and Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Public Health Degree from Emory University, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.


He is a professor in the Department of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he also serves as the director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER).


Potter has extensive experience working as an applied demographer in several settings. His current research focuses on public policy and health related demographic topics and training applied demographers.         


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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