Board Members

Matt Mathias – Chairman

Mr. Mathias is a native Austinite, University of Texas graduate, founder of Mathias Partners and co-founder and general partner of numerous brokerage, development and investment entities which spread across a number of market types. Matt previously served as President of the Austin Commercial Real Estate Society ( ACRES) and the Commercial Brokers Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Real Estate Council of Austin and is a past member of the Economic Development Committee of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations.  Matt is also the proud son of the Grandfather of Honor Flight Austin Vic Mathias, a WWII Veteran and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Matt continues the legacy of his father through his continued support and his passion to honor our most senior veterans with a “Trip of a Lifetime” to our Nation’s Capital.  Matt and his family have been instrumental to the success of Honor Flight Austin and its continuation of being recognized throughout the Austin community for honoring and serving our local heroes.


LeighAnn Hendricks – Vice Chair

Mrs. Hendricks is a 3rd generation native Texas and graduate of Southwest Texas State University. She is currently retired from her 40+ career in Real Estate, Commercial Property Management.  She and her husband live in West Lake Hills with their 3 Golden Retrievers.  Leigh Ann has admired the mission of Honor Flight Austin since it’s inception and is honored to volunteer for this great organization to continue it’s dedicated goal of giving a “Trip of a Lifetime” to our veterans.

Steve Quakenbush – Chief Executive Officer

Steve Quakenbush was stationed at Fort Hood Texas in the early ‘90s and knew one day he would return, he is now a proud Texan for over seven years.  Steve graduated Cal Poly, SLO with a brand new butter bar and served for four years active duty and nine years reserves in the U.S. ARMY.  GO ARMY!  Steve has been working with Honor Flight Austin since late 2014 and looks forward to many more years honoring our Texas Veterans.

 

Patrick Johnson – Treasurer

Patrick Johnson has been a dynamic leader in the banking industry since 1999. An unwavering champion of innovation, big ideas, and creativity, Patrick is the leading force behind the strategic growth of Frontier Bank’s expansion and overall direction. He is a community banker at heart and seeks to bring the best of community banking to Central Texas businesses and families.  Patrick and his wife Cortney live in West Lake Hills.

 

Cindy Kendrick – Secretary

Ms. Kendrick is a native Texan and a proud Army veteran who comes from a family of several military members, including her father who served stateside during Vietnam.  She has worked for a state agency as a Print and Digital Designer for the past 9 years. Ms. Kendrick currently lives in Hutto, Texas with her family.  She started volunteering for Honor Flight Austin in late 2016 and has steadily increased her time and duties with the organization.  She is honored to be a part of Honor Flight Austin and looks forward to her continued service with this wonderful non-profit organization.

 

Dr. Nancy Glass R.N., Ph.D. – Director of Medical

Dr. Glass grew up in a Gold Star family and learned at a very early age the meaning of patriotism, sacrifice, and courage. Her father served proudly in WWII in the Pacific and was fortunate to return home to his family. Her brother’s father, however, was killed in action in France in 1944. It was that loss plus the loss of many friends in Vietnam that would later influence her dedication to veterans and their families. She considers it a profound privilege and honor to serve on the Board of Honor Flight Austin. Flying WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. is the very least that she can do to honor their extraordinary contributions to our country. These men and women are our national treasures and should be cherished and honored while we still have time.


Joe Beal

Mr. Beal, P.E. is a seasoned civil engineer with a strong financial management background. His career spans 50 years and includes building a large engineering and environmental consulting firm, previously serving as the General Manager of the LCRA, creating banks, and serving on the boards of two large publicly traded companies in the US and Australia. He currently provides consulting services and is president of Beal Consulting, Inc. He has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech and a MBA in municipal finance from the University of Texas. He is the former Chairman of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. He is a decorated U.S. Army Captain Viet Nam veteran.

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Pat Hall

Pat is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in Civil Engineering.  After graduation he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and upon completion of flight school designated a Naval Aviator and began his 31 year Navy career.  Pat had the opportunity to fly and lead Sailors at multiple levels in his career.  He started in the F-14 “Tomcat” and then transitioned to the F-18 “Hornet” which lead to a squadron combat command tour.  He then went on to command a fast combat support ship USS Seattle and a nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.  Pat’s last tour was as Commander Carrier Strike Group 9 where he was responsible for the USS Ronald Reagan, two cruisers, six guided missile destroyers, four fast frigates, nine aircraft squadrons and over 7000 Sailors.  Pat also completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power School and earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs from the US Naval War College.   After retirement from the Navy Pat went on to career in consulting, coaching and leadership development with Chevron.  Pat and his wife Gail began their association with Honor Flight Austin in 2022 as guardians for a distinguished WW II Veteran and were immediately hooked with the professionalism and mission of the organization.

\legal counsel and is tax counsel to Graves, Dougherty, Hearon, & Moody, P.C., in Austin, Texas. Mr. Leffingwell received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and has practiced law for more than 25 years.

 

 

 

 

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