Investor, spacecraft designer Tom Laming to deliver Truex Lecture

The Truex Lecture is usually delivered by an expert in a single field, but this year’s lecturer is an expert in multiple fields.

Tom Laming, investor and former analyst on the Space Shuttle program, will speak as part of Jewell’s Truex Economic and Financial Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Yates-Gill College Union rooms. His remarks are titled “Technological Change, Economic Growth and the Shape of Things to Come.” A reception will follow the lecture.

Laming is a private investor and consultant whose most recent title was senior vice president and lead portfolio manager with Scout Investments in Kansas City. Before joining Scout Investments, he was president and founder of TrendStar Advisors, a money management firm acquired by UMB Financial. He’s also worked in investment roles with Buffalo Mutual Funds and Waddell and Reed.

Before joining the financial sector, Laming worked in the aeronautic sector. He earned a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT before working in spacecraft design for Northrop Grumman in California and Lockheed Martin in Colorado. He also served in Houston as a Space Shuttle navigation analyst.

The Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum was created through the generosity of Everett P. Truex ’42 and is designed to engage relevant issues related to finance and economics. The lecture is part of Jewell’s “Perspectives on the Common Good” lecture series, which explores the complexities of selfhood, responsibilities and values in a pluralistic world.

The Truex Lecture will take questions from the audience using the Twitter hashtag #asktomlaming. Tweets must be sent from a public profile.

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