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Kenneth M. Jastrow, II

Chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc.

Kenneth M. Jastrow, II served as Chairman and CEO of Temple-Inland Inc., an Austin based Fortune 500 company with interests in paper, forest products, real estate and financial services, from 2000 to 2007. Jastrow worked at Temple-Inland for over 27 years. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and 1999, Group Vice President from 1995 until 1998, and Chief Financial Officer of Temple-Inland from November 1991 until1998.

Jastrow serves as a Director of KB Home, MGIC Investment Corporation, Genesis Energy, LLC and was formerly Non-Executive Chairman of Forestar Group, Inc. Jastrow is past Chairman of Texas Taxpayers Research Association and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2007 Jastrow was awarded the Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal presented by the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. Jastrow was recognized by the National Director Institute as 2014 Public Company Director of the Year. In addition, he received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Distinguished Service Award, Boy Scouts of America (Midland, Texas) Distinguished Citizen Award and the Distinguished Service Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.

At The University of Texas, Jastrow served as Chairman of the following: Development Board, Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business, and Neighborhood Longhorns .. Jastrow also served as Chair of the Commission of 125, and UT’s $3 Billion Capital Campaign. In 2004 Jastrow was named a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas, and he was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, 2003. In addition, Jastrow received a Presidential Citation in 2010 and was presented an Honorary “T” Award in 2008.

Jastrow earned his BBA in 1969 and MBA in 1971 from the University of Texas. Jastrow came to UT from Midland, Texas and is married to Susan Thomas Jastrow. Kenny and Susie have three children, all married: Marty and J. McCartt, Kenny and Kendal Jastrow, and Corby and Stephanie Jastrow, and eight grandchildren. The couple resides on a ranch outside Austin in the Hill Country of Texas.

“The University of Texas McCombs Business School transformed my life. First, and most importantly, my wife Susie and I met in our first class at U.T. and married before our Senior year.  In addition, graduating from McCombs School Of Business (BBA-69; MBA-71) provided an outstanding foundation for a career in business.  I love the University of Texas.”

BBA  1969
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