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Richard Kardys '67 Named 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year

Sat, February 07, 2015 1:53 PM | Anonymous

The Texas Aggie Bar Association is proud to announce that Richard Kardys '67 has been named the 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Kardys is a resident of San Antonio and a 1967 graduate of Texas A&M University.  After graduating from Texas A&M, Mr. Kardys attended the University of Texas School of Law from which he graduated in 1970.  He was then admitted to practice in Texas and before the US Supreme Court. He served as a USAF JAG Officer and Reserve JAG Officer, received the Air Force Commendation Medal and other awards for service, and was honorably discharged as a captain in 1976.  

Mr. Kardys is the Group Executive Vice President responsible for Frost Wealth Advisors, which includes trust, investments, and brokerage at Frost Bank.

While a student at Texas A&M, Mr. Kardys was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He served as a member of the Ross Volunteer Company, Firing Squad, and as the commander of Squadron 8. 

Mr. Kardys served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board for the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Texas A&M Foundation in 2012 and continues to serve on that Board today. He is a member of the Ambassadors Council and Champions Council of the 12th Man Foundation, the Texas A&M Planned Giving Council, the Legacy Society, and was a member of the Vision 2020 Campaign Leadership Council.  He was a capital contributor for the Clayton Williams Center (AFS Building) - Core Values "Respect" Wall, the MSC, the Lohmann Center, Olsen Field, and Kyle Field Re-Design and Configuration.  He has also served on the board of the San Antonio A&M Club and as senior advisor to the board.

Mr. Kardys was president and/or chairman of the boards of the San Antonio Kiwanis Club, Hospice San Antonio, San Antonio Volunteer Center, San Antonio Business Volunteer Center, National Conference of Christian and Jews,  San Antonio Estate Planners Council,  and the Federal Bar Association of San Antonio.

He is a trustee for the Oblate School of Theology and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

He is married to Jessie Bell Mathis, and they have two sons, Chris ('97) and Clark ('99), and three grandchildren.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Kardys on his selection as the 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year!

The Texas Aggie Bar Association congratulates all of the nominees and finalists for this award.  You make us all proud to be Aggie lawyers.

Mr. Kardys and the TABA Scholarship Recipients will be honored at the Annual Conference Reception and Banquet at the Memorial Student Center on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We hope to see you all at the Annual Conference. Register today at

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