Mark R. Freeman, CFA

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Freeman is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Westwood Holdings Group, where he oversees the firm’s investment and research functions. Mr. Freeman serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager and is responsible for developing the firm’s economic outlook. Additionally, he is a member of the firm’s Asset Allocation and Business Management Committees. 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 CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College and serves as a board member for the Wilson Fund and Capital for Kids, an organization comprising members of the investment management business dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk children in North Texas.