Michael Hardwick is Executive Director of the Linda Pace Foundation. He is a long-time resident of the San Antonio area and has over 40 years of experience in several industries, including technology, oil, manufacturing and consulting. Most recently, his roles included Vice President of Internal Audit at Rackspace Hosting, and Principal at Stinnett and Associates. He also led the Internal Audit Department at Tesoro, and founded a national continuing professional education firm to provide technical course materials for CPA’s. Michael has held several leadership roles in process improvement, auditing and accounting throughout his career. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and was a member of the University's sailing team.
Chris McKnight is Facilities Officer of the Linda Pace Foundation. A San Antonio native, Chris graduated from Trinity University, receiving a B.A. in Urban Administration. He possesses many years of experience in facilities management, both in the private and public sectors. Chris has been an active member of numerous local cultural and non-profit boards. He is a long standing member of the San Antonio Academy Alumni Council. Chris is also a Master Gardener. An artist, Chris has exhibited at Three Walls gallery, and at Texas A&M - Commerce. Chris joined the Linda Pace Foundation in 2013.
Debbie Morgan is the Accounting & Administration Officer of the Linda Pace Foundation. A San Antonio native, Debbie possesses over 20 years of experience in accounting administration, including long standing positions with a big-five accounting firm and a local privately held wealth management group. Her passion for the arts and the cultural non-profit sector led her to the Linda Pace Foundation in 2008.
Kelly O'Connor is the Head of Collections & Communications for the Linda Pace Foundation. She possesses 12 years of experience in fine arts collection management and exhibition planning. Kelly joined the Foundation as Linda Pace’s Studio Assistant and Registrar of her collection in 2006. O'Connor studied art history and architecture at the Santa Chiara study center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy and the University of Texas at Austin where she received a B.F.A. in Studio Art. She also studied museum conservation through an internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and several courses at the International Preservation Studies Center in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. As an artist, O'Connor has exhibited at the San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Women and Their Work, Austin and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston.
Hillarey Jones is the Archives & Social Media Manager for the Linda Pace Foundation. She moved to San Antonio after spending many years abroad completing her studies in Art History and Curatorial studies. After receiving a B.F.A from the University of Connecticut and a Masters 1 from the École du Louvre, she performed internships in various galleries and museums in both Paris and Berlin including the Musée d'Orsay, OPEN WALLS Gallery, LSD Galerie Berlin and Blue Star Contemporary.