Joseph Crowe, Jr., is a Senior Vice President with George K. Baum & Company and is the senior underwriter for the Firm's Kansas City, MO, office. He joined George K. Baum & Company in 1978. Mr. Crowe specializes in new issue pricing and the syndication of bond issues in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Through his years at George K. Baum & Company, Mr. Crowe developed strong relationships with the syndicate departments of many firms throughout the region. Mr. Crowe has been instrumental in the pricing and marketing of all the bond issues that the Firm has managed in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas since the early 1980s. His experience in, and knowledge of, the financial markets are of great value to the Firm's clients. Mr. Crowe received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.