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 Collection & Exhibitions Officer of the Linda Pace Foundation. She possesses 10 years experience in collection management and exhibition planning. Kelly joined the Foundation as Linda Pace’s Studio Assistant in 2006. O'Connor studied at the University of Texas at Austin and received a B.F.A. in Studio Art; she also studied museum conservation, including an internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. In addition to her role at the Foundation, she is currently seeking a Collections Care Certificate from the Campbell Center for historic preservation studies, in Illinois. An artist living and working in San Antonio, O'Connor has exhibited at the McNay Museum of Art, Women and Their Work in Austin and the Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX. Her work was included in the Texas Biennial and New American Painting in 2013.
Hillarey Jones is the Exhibitions Administrative Associate at the Linda Pace Foundation. She recently 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 most recently Blue Star Contemporary.