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Kristi Cherry, CPA


Kristi Cherry is the Treasurer for Abingdon Foundation. Kristi joined the board in 2018 and was selected because of her passion for aviation, eloquent manner of planning for the future, and analytic ability to quantify our qualitative goals. She has that rare combination of technical ability and creative thinking that ensures we are able to set the correct objectives and stay on course.


Kristi is a tax manager for RAA and has twenty years of experience in her field. She provides tax guidance for pilots and those in the airline community. She does tax return preparation, tax consulting and planning, and tax research. Kristi is a pilot herself, having completed the full scope of training with all of her aviation ratings, and her husband Mark is an airline pilot, so she really understands the needs of families in aviation and STEAM fields.


Kristi obtained her Bachelor's Degree at Texas A&M University in Commerce and her pilot credentials through the Professional Pilot Program at Delta Connection Academy. She is a member of Women in Aviation International and her local Chi Omega alumnae association. She enjoys flight instructing as well.


Kristi and Mark live in The Colony (Dallas), TX, and have two cats (Putty and Sis) who are our Foundation mascots. Kristi is an excellent cook and hosts amazing parties. She also gardens and travels at every opportunity.