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Villere III, St. Denis
St. Denis Villere III is Partner and Portfolio Manager at Villere & Co. Mr. Villere joined Villere & Co. in 1999 when he launched Villere’s first mutual fund. He started his career as an institutional research analyst and equity sellside analyst with Gerard Klauer Mattison, a Wall Street institutional equity research firm. He earned a B.S. in finance from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Villere has been frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and Reuters. He is a regular guest on CNBC and other financial media outlets. Mr. Villere dedicates much of his personal time to New Orleans charities. He loves coaching his sons in sports and is currently President of Carrollton Boosters, a youth sports league with about 5,000 participants. Mr. Villere is married with three children. Profile
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TWST: Could you tell me a little bit about the firm and your title there?

Mr. Villere: Sure. I'm one of the partners and portfolio managers.