Jess Hall assumed the role of Vice President of Development for the Frontiers of Flight Museum effective January 2, 2012. He has served in a nonprofit executive leadership role for most of his career both in North Texas and in the Washington, DC areas. He was formerly Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation for North Texas.
Mr. Hall has previously served as Kidney Foundation Texas President; Senior Vice President for Development and Communications with the American Red Cross Dallas Area Chapter; and as President of Easter Seals for the Washington, DC area. He has served in numerous volunteer leadership capacities with the national organizations he has worked with as well as other organizations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He received that organization’s CFRE certification. He was awarded Easter Seals’ highest annual nonprofit management award for his leadership of the Washington, DC affiliate.
Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs. He and his wife, Joyce, have two children that have followed in their father’s footsteps with careers in nonprofit organizations.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum was founded in 1988 by U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Jan Collmer and William E. Cooper to exhibit the History of Aviation Collection donated to UTD by George E. Haddaway, a renowned aviation historian. Since that time the Museum has become a resource of national significance for aviation history, collection and education.