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Thomas Howard Kepley

Thomas Howard Kepley, American securities company executive. Certified in investment banking Northwestern University, 1959, New York Institute Finance, 1969. Recipient George Washington Honor medal, Freedom Foundation Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1969, Key to City of Seoul award, Republic of Korea, 1958.


  • Kepley, Thomas Howard was born on January 31, 1933 in Salisbury, North Carolina, United States. Son of Thomas Oscar and Helen Gould (Gantt) Kepley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, 1955.


    • With McCarley & Company Inc. Member New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, Asheville, North Carolina, 1956—1958, Columbia, South Carolina, 1958—1979, manager, South Carolina bond department, 1958—1964, vice president, 1964—1972, board directors, 1965—1979, executive vice president & board directors, 1972—1979. With Interstate Securities Corporation, 1979, vice president, president's advisory board, 1979—1986.

      Senior vice president Chapin Davis Inc., 1986—1987. Chairman, board directors, president, treasurer & Chief Executive Officer Kepley & Company Inc., since 1987. Director Computerecords Inc., Columbia, 1961—1982, Happy Folks Inc., 1971—1981.

      Chairman board directors, president & Chief Executive Officer Heriot-Watt University Bischoff Transportation Company, Columbia, Charleston, South Carolina, 1968—1974. With United States Army, 1956-1958.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in investment banking Northwestern University, 1959, New York Institute Finance, 1969.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member Columbia Committee of 100, since 1965, University North Carolina Education Foundation Ram's Club, since 1981. Chairman Sports-A-Rama, 1969. Trustee Incarnation Development Foundation, Columbia, since 1973, secretary, 1974, treasurer, 1975, vice president, 1976, president, 1977, finance advisor, since 1978.

    Board governors & chairman, investment & commercial committees South Carolina Reins. Facility, since 1974. Chairman United Fund Committee, 1974—1975.

    Investment advisor South Carolina Medical Malpractice, since 1975. Board directors & vice president Kidney Foundation South Carolina, 1975—1980. Finance advisor, Richland county South Carolina, 1982—1987.

    Advisory board Lutheran Southern Seminary, president, since 1986, president, advisory board, 1986—1988. Trustee LTSS, 1983—1986, co-chairman, future planning committee Vision 21, 1984—1986, member, investment & finance committee, since 1984, member, development committee, 1983—1986, member, compensation committee, since 1989. Vice chairman, board directors Lutheridge Development Foundation, 1984—1988.

    Founding charter member South Carolina Debutante Ball Inc., chairman, 1981—1982, board directors, 1981—1986, president, 1983—1984. Member of Smithsonian Associates, United States Navy League (president, South Carolina chapter 1986-1989), Navy League (1st vice president, director, Columbia since 1982, president since 1984), Hibernian Society, Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C., Securities Dealers Carolinas (secretary 1964-1965, vice president 1971-1972, president 1972-1973, chairman, board directors since 1974, permanent chairman, convention chairman since 1975, permanent co-chairman, education committee since 1975), National Security Traders Association (conduct and ethics committee 1973-1975), American Stock Exchange (allied), New York Stock Exchange, Pioneer Industrial Development Bond Underwriting Club, Wild Dunes Club, DeBordieu Colony Club, Masons Club, Forest Lake Country Club (Columbia), Sertoma Club (life. Charter member, executive), Goff Swamp Hunting and Fishing Club, Walnut Hill Hunt Club, Doctor George Bunch Hunt Club, Kappa Alpha Order (chairman, worship and music committee 1971-1972, vice chairman, finance committee 1972, chairman, church council 1973-1974, pulpit committee 1973-1975, audit committee, South Carolina Synod since 1973).


    • Married Elizabeth Ann Doscher, November 25, 1961. Children: Thomas Howard, Elizabeth Anne Gilmore.
    • father: Thomas Oscar Kepley
    • mother: Helen Gould (Gantt) Kepley
    • spouse: Elizabeth Ann Doscher
    • children: Thomas Howard Kepley
    • Elizabeth Anne Gilmore Kepley
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    • 1955
      University North Carolina
    • 1956 - 1958
      member, New York Stock Exchange
      Asheville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1958 - 1979
      member, New York Stock Exchange
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      with Interstate Securities Corporation
    • 1986 - 1987
      senior, vice president Chapin Davis Incorporated
    • 1987
      chairman, & Chief Executive Officer Kepley & Company Incorporated
    • 1987
      board director, & Chief Executive Officer Kepley & Company Incorporated
    • 1987
      president, & Chief Executive Officer Kepley & Company Incorporated
    • 1987
      treasurer, & Chief Executive Officer Kepley & Company Incorporated
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