New Director of Advancement named for Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum welcomed Catharine Flagg Recht to their team as the new Director of Advancement, overseeing five divisions in its restructured Advancement Department on April 1, 2024.

Catharine has a lifelong passion for all things Aerospace. Her family is directly connected to the industry through the David Clark Company. Her grandfather and aerospace pioneer, John Flagg, worked there for over 52 years, serving as president for 31 of those years—designing, developing, and manufacturing air and space crew protective equipment. Under his leadership, the first standardized partial’ pressure flight suits, the first standardized hearing protectors and noise-attenuating headsets, and the first standardized full pressure flight suits were developed.

Recht, with her expanded team of three will work to advance a new era at the museum where renovations, technology upgrades and the introduction of new programs, permanent and temporary exhibits, onsite dining facilities, a new retail destination and FOFM retail brand will soon take place. Her leadership and impact in the DFW corporate and nonprofit landscape is well known through her traditional fundraising, social enterprise, public relations, marketing, retail & corporate partnership experience.

Catharine’s work as part of the inaugural Board of Young Texans Against Cancer- Dallas chapter, started her on the path of a lifelong dedication to non-profit work. Her grass roots experience both as a nonprofit leader, donor, funder, volunteer and retail industry executive, and all-round amazing personality who grew up with aerospace in her blood, makes her uniquely suited to this role where she is empowered to use all her skills and exceptional talents.

Recently in her eight years as the leader of corporate relations for Dallas’ iconic NorthPark Center, Catharine regularly collaborated with community partners. She created new revenue streams, improved processes, and grew the NorthPark brand. This experience will help the museum launch its new FOFM retail brand with great success.

Catharine most recently served as Raffle Co-Chair for the 2023 Cattle Baron’s Ball, which raised over $5.5 million for the American Cancer Society. In 2024, she will serve as the Silent Auction Co-Chair.

She has grown up in a philanthropic family, giving her great perspective on both sides of the proverbial coin. Her experience is vital to the success of the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

“We are thrilled to welcome Catharine who has more than 15 years’ experience in this field. She is a bright and brilliant woman with a true passion for Aerospace, STEM and under championed communities. Her community work, emotional intelligence, grace and leadership skills are vital as we advance.” – Abigail Erickson-Torres.

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