Appointed by Speaker of the House Joe Straus

James (Jim) Kee, Ph.D. was appointed to the ERS Board in December 2018. He is the President and Chief Economist of South Texas Money Management (STMM), where he works with both the investment research group and the portfolio team. He joined the firm in 2009 and was appointed President in 2011.

Before joining STMM, Dr. Kee was the HOLT Global Strategist for Credit Suisse in Chicago. He served as a Portfolio Consultant with HOLT Value Associates prior to their acquisition by Credit Suisse in 2002. Dr. Kee also has produced research under contract for the Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET) and Polyconomics. He has taught courses in finance and economics at Wabash College and Auburn University.

With expertise in combining top-down macroeconomic insights with bottom-up stock selection tools, Dr. Kee has been nationally recognized for his views on investing and the economy. He has made numerous appearances on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo and on CNBC. He has been interviewed on or cited by many other media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock,” MarketWatch Radio, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, CNN Money and U.S. News & World Report. In 2016, the San Antonio Business Journal recognized Dr. Kee as a top executive with a C-Suite Award in the CEO category.

Dr. Kee serves on the St. Edward’s Munday School of Business Advisory Board and has advised several non-profit organizations. In the past, he has served on the board of directors for the Catholic Citizens of Illinois, the University of the Incarnate Word Advisory Board and as finance chair on the school council for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Dr. Kee has a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University; a Master’s degree in Economics (Distinguished Graduate) from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Edward’s University in Austin.

His term expires August 31, 2020