Board of Trustees

Ad Fontes Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees (not governed by a particular church) which serves five primary functions in accordance with our mission statement and statement of faith:

    • To preserve and support the school’s mission and statement of faith
    • To establish and evaluate the Board and school governance and management policies
    • To strategically plan for the school’s future development
    • To hire, equip, evaluate and support the President in implementing the operational plan
    • To provide adequate funding to fulfill the strategic plan

2016-17 Ad Fontes Academy Board of Trustees

Rob Hughes
Past Board Chair
Mr. Hughes is a retired US Air Force fighter pilot (F-15) and strategic reconnaissance navigator (RC-135) with over 4,000 hours of flight time. He was also a US Air and Defense attache in both Russia and Ukraine. Mr. Hughes is an Eagle Scout and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Baylor University, and an MA in Management from Webster University. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Springfield, VA and have four children: Eric, David, Kirsten, and Colin. Colin is 2012 graduate of Ad Fontes and is now attending VMI. Mr. Hughes is an Elder at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield. Rob has served on the Board since 2009.

Jim Hadley
Board Chair

Mr. Hadley is Founder and President of Tiber Solutions, LLC; a professional services company focused on delivering business intelligence/data analytics leadership and solutions to corporations and government agencies. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.  Jim and his wife, Katrina, live in South Riding and have four children.  Kassidy is a 2015 graduate who is attending Furman. Two children currently attend Ad Fontes. Jim and Katrina are members of McLean Bible Church. Jim has served on the Board since 2012.

Dave Murrell

Mr. Murrell is the Chief Technology Officer for newBrandAnalytics, a Washington DC-based software company. Prior to joining newBrandAnalytics he held senior technology roles at GXS, Software AG and CGI. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Math/Computer Science. Dave and his wife, Christy, live in Centreville, Virginia with their three sons. Dave and Christy are entering their tenth year as Ad Fontes Academy parents and has three sons. They are members of McLean Bible Church in Manassas. Dave has served on the Board since 2010.

Scott Shortmeyer
Mr. Shortmeyer is a Sales Manager at AT&T Public Sector Solutions serving the Federal Government and been with AT&T for over 14 years. He has a BS in Marketing from Monmouth University. Scott and his wife Allison have three girls attending Ad Fontes, and reside in Gainesville. The Shortmeyer family are members of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly.  Scott has served on the Board since 2015.

Jennifer Elkhouri
Chair, Advancement Committee
Jennifer Elkhouri is a principal software engineer at ManTech where she writes and maintains custom applications for various government organizations. Jennifer is also co-founder and Vice President of Salon Khouri, a full service salon in Fairfax, VA. Mrs. Elkhouri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University in Organizational Communication with a minor in Information Technology. She and her husband Jonathan have three children. The Elkhouri family attend Truro Church in Fairfax, VA where Jennifer and Jonathan were married in 1999. Jennifer has served on the board since November 2014.

Ken Hess
Chair, Head Support and Evaluation Committee

Mr. Hess is a retired Major General who served over 30 years in the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a MA in Human Relations/Management from Webster University. He and his wife Deb live in Burke, VA and have two children: John Paul and Jenna. Mr. Hess attends and serves at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA. Ken has served on the Board since 2012.

Kevin Kotowski
Mr. Kotowski is the founder and President of K2 Group; a professional services firm that provides analytical and program management services to various government clients. Mr. Kotowski holds a Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the George Washington University. He and his wife Mary Beth have two children: Jennifer (an AFA graduate) and Kevin Jr. (a current student at AFA). The Kotowski family attends Immanuel Bible Church. Kevin started his second tenure on the Board in 2014.

Richard Leed
Mr. Leed is an experienced finance and accounting professional who provides CFO services and strategic business consulting services to growing companies.  He is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia and holds the chartered global management accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA and CIMA.  Rich has nearly 12 years of experience in the not-for-profit industry including positions in fundraising, as an independent auditor of not-for-profit organizations, and as the director of finance for a national not-for-profit organization.  He enjoys providing counseling to organizations and individuals in the area of stewardship and personal financial planning. He is a graduate of Grove City College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and his master of science degree in accounting.  Rich and his wife have two sons, whose youngest attends Ad Fontes, and are active members in various ministries at Chantilly Bible Church. 

Duncan Sutton
Mr. Sutton is a Business Development and Capture Manager at AECOM specializing in developing solutions for Federal linguistic and intelligence analytic needs.  He is former US Marine where he served as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist.  He has a BS in Liberal Arts with dual concentrations in Middle Eastern Studies and Business with continued education at the Wharton School of Business.  Duncan and his wife, Jodi live in Sterling, VA with their four children.  Two of their children currently attend Ad Fontes.  Duncan and Jodi attend Epiphany Anglican Church in Herndon, VA.  Duncan service on the board started in 2016.

Brad Ward

Dean Luckenbaugh

Mr. Luckenbaugh has served as President at Ad Fontes since July 2007. Since 1998, Dean had served Veritas Classical Christian School as founding Chairman before being hired as President in 2003. Dean previously served the YMCA of Greater Richmond for 13 years completing his tenure as Vice President over 3 branches. Dean also serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Classical Schools. Dean holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Richmond. Dean is married to Robin and has three children: Rachel and Joshua (both are AFA graduates), and Jacob currently an AFA student. He has served on the Board since 2007.