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 until 1998.
Jastrow is Non-Executive Chairman of Forestar Group, Inc., and serves as a Director of KB Home and MGIC Investment Corporation. He is past Chairman of Texas Taxpayers Research Association and Texas Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2007 he was awarded the Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal presented by the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities. In addition, he received the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Distinguished Service Award and Boy Scouts of America (Midland, Texas) Distinguished Citizen Award.
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. Currently, Jastrow is Chairman of UT’s 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.
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 six grandchildren. The couple resides on a ranch outside Austin in the Hill Country of Texas.