Mark R. Freeman, CFA

    Mark R. Freeman, CFA, has served as Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, and Research Group Head for the Sub-Adviser since July 2006. On January 1, 2011, Mr. Freeman was promoted to Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Prior to that, he was Vice President for the Sub-Adviser from July 1999 to July 2006. He has served on the portfolio team for the TETON Westwood Balanced and Equity Funds since 1999. He has authority to direct trading activity on the Balanced and Equity Funds.

    Mr. Freeman graduated Cum Laude from Millsaps College, where he was a United Methodist Bicentennial Scholar, with a BA in Economics. He also earned his MS in Economics from Louisiana State University. Mr. Freeman began his career with the U.S. Peace Corps where he served as a Program Director for two years in Togo, West Africa. Prior to joining Westwood in 1999, Mr. Freeman worked for KPMG and First American Corp., as Senior Economist and Fixed Income Strategist.

    Mr. Freeman achieved the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1998 and is a member of the American Economic Association, the CFA Institute, and the Dallas Society of Financial Analysts. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College, serves as a board member for the Wilson Fund and participates in several local charity organizations.


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