The Dee Howard Foundation

About the Foundation

In July 2013, Dee Howard's children, Dee Ann Bridges and Lonnie Dean Howard, in collaboration with Dee's long time friend and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Dee Howard Co., Wayne I. Fagan, established The Dee Howard Foundation Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Dee Howard Foundation was founded to build on the legacy of legendary aviation pioneer and entrepreneur Dee Howard by preserving the rich history of aviation in San Antonio of which Dee was a part, and to build and expand on that history for current and future generations.

In order to provide the infrastructure for the continued growth and sustainability of the Foundation, in December 2016, a Texas nonprofit corporation was established in the name of the Foundation, the Texas entity has been granted 501C(3) status by the IRS. The Texas entity is the operational arm of the Foundation and the Fund maintains the Foundation endowment and awards grants to further the mission statement of the Foundation.

Officers

  • Wayne I. Fagan – Chair/President

    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E. – Vice President

    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering
    David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA – Treasurer

    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Tyler J. Schroeder – Secretary

    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio

Board of Directors

  • Wayne S. Alexander

    President (Retired)
    SBC Southwestern Bell
  • Lt. Col. Olga E. Custodio (USAF Ret.)

    Executive Director
    Women in Aviation Alamo City Chapter
  • Dan Gonzales

    Vice President, Government Relations
    Military and Components Sector
    StandardAero
  • Col. Timothy W. Strawther (USAF Ret.)

    Lead Executive, San Antonio Field Office
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Pat B. Frost

    President
    Frost
  • Wayne I. Fagan – Chair/President

    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Col. Richard M. Francey, Jr. (USA Ret.)

    General Manager - San Antonio
    GDC Technics, LTD.
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E.

    President & CEO
    Southwest Research Institute
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E. – Vice President

    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering
    David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering
  • Ed Onwe, ASQ-CMQ/OE, CQA

    Chief Operatiing Officer
    VT San Antonio Aerospace, Inc.
  • Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA

    Astronaut (Ret.)
    Vesalius Ventures
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA – Treasurer

    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Tyler J. Schroeder – Secretary

    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio
  • Dee Ann Bridges

    President
    Glendale Development, Inc.
  • Brent Fessler

    University President
    Hallmark University
  • Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D.

    President
    St. Philip’s College
  • Dr. Lloyd Verdtuyft

    Superintendent
  • Thomas M. McNish, MD, MPH

    Principal Consultant
    Biodynamic Research Corporation

Ex Officio Board Members

  • Jim Perschbach

    Interim President & CEO
    Port San Antonio
  • Lt. Gen. Russ Handy (USAF Ret.)

    Director
    San Antonio Aviation Department
  • Pedro Martinez

    Superintendent
    San Antonio Independent School District
  • Richard Perez

    President & CEO
    San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Rey Chavez

    President/CEO
    San Antonio Manufacturers Association
  • David E. Marquez

    Executive Director
    Bexar County Economic Development
  • Leo Gomez

    President & CEO
    Brooks
  • Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

    President/Chief Executive Officer
    San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Industry Advisory Council

Education Advisory Council