2019-2020 Board of Trustees
Flint Hill School’s Board of Trustees is comprised of a maximum of 25 dedicated volunteers, including elected members and two voting ex officio members: the headmaster and the president of the Parents’ Association. Desired members include alumni, current parents, parents of alumni, and individuals from the broader community who bring particular expertise and leadership.
The length of a term is three years and elected trustees shall serve no more than three consecutive terms or nine successive years.
The Board of Trustees’ primary responsibility is to be guardians of the School’s mission. The Board adopts the School’s mission, vision and strategic goals and then establishes policies that reinforce them. In addition, the Board accepts accountability for the School’s financial stability and is responsible for hiring and evaluating the headmaster. The Board works in tandem with the headmaster and other School administrators to ensure the overall welfare of the School.
Parent ’13, ’16, ’20, ’20
Attorney at Law, Principal, Mercer Trigiani
Parent ’09, ’17
The Rappaport Companies, CEO
Headmaster of Flint Hill School
Alex Bettius ’03
Mill Creek Residential
Vice President, Finance
Parent ’13,’14, ’18, ’21
Peterson Companies, President Development
Parent ’16, ’18
Deltek, President and CEO
Parent ‘15, ‘19, ‘27
MVB Mortgage Group, CEO
Parent ’16, ’19
Lockheed Martin, Director and Associate General Counsel
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Vice President & General Manager
Parent ’14, ’17, ’21, ’23
Kenko Partners, Managing Partner
Parent ’15, ’16
Huckaby Davis Lisker, Inc., President
Parent ‘16, ‘22
Parent ‘15, ‘18
Knowledge Based Systems, Owner
Parent ‘16, ‘18, ‘21
Razor’s Edge Ventures, Managing Partner
Parent ‘12, ‘19, ‘21
Plus Communications, Founding & Managing Partner
Parent ‘17, ‘19
Liza Wright Renner
Parent ‘20, ‘21
Lochlin Partners, Managing Director
Parent ‘25, ‘28
Nodal Exchange, LLC, Managing Director of Marketing
Parent ‘18, ‘21, ‘22, ‘23
Rupli & Associates
Parent ‘16, ‘18
Parent ‘20, ‘22
ICF, President & COO
All committees appointed by the Board of Trustees follow the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) “Principles of Good Practice.”
The Standing Committees are the Audit Committee, Committee on Trustees, Development Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Investment Committee. Two other committees have been formed to assist the Board in the execution of its responsibilities. They are the Building Committee and the Diversity Committee.
The Audit Committee recommends the independent auditor for Board approval and works with the auditor to establish the scope of the audit. This committee has oversight over the School’s major business and operational risks to assure the Board that the risks are identified and managed appropriately.
The Building Committee develops the Campus Master Plan for the School’s facilities. This Committee coordinates significant capital projects and monitors implementation of the Master Plan ensuring the physical assets of the School are protected.
The Committee on Trustees coordinates the identification, cultivation, recruitment and orientation of new trustees; re-nominates sitting trustees; nominates officers; and facilitates the annual Board and headmaster assessment.
The Development Committee coordinates the School’s fundraising activities, advises the Board on the financial goals of the annual campaign and on any capital or endowment campaign.
Newly formed in 2017, the Diversity Committee’s purpose is to support the Board’s and administration’s efforts regarding diversity and inclusion and to ensure that our programs around these topics and the overall culture of the School are executed in line with the School’s vision. The formation of this committee underscores our commitment to providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all students.
The Executive Committee consists of the chair, vice chair and the chairs of the Finance Committee, Committee on Trustees, Chair of the Development Committee, the secretary of the Corporation and up to one additional member of the Board of Trustees.
This committee coordinates the work of the Board with the Board Chair; serves as a sounding board for the headmaster; acts in place of the Board between Board meetings in the manner prescribed by the bylaws and as expressly delegated by the Board, and reports any actions to the Board in a timely fashion.
The Finance Committee develops the long-range financial plan and yearly operational budget, including setting tuition levels for Board approval and monitors the implementation of the budget.
The Investment Committee develops and recommends to the Board for its approval policies that delineate how the School will invest its endowment and what amount of return on investment the School will use in its yearly operating budget; monitors the investment portfolio’s return, including setting investment objectives and meeting with the professional adviser.
Founding Chairman Emeritus
Mr. John T. Hazel, Jr.
Sister Martha Carpenter, O.S.F.
St. Peter Indian Mission School, Principal
CarrHomes, Inc., President, Retired
Grandparent ’07, ’20
Stonemark Corporation, President
Parent ’90, ’92, ’96
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Partner
Parent ’86, ’95
Court of Appeals of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chief Judge, Retired
Kincheloe & Schneiderman, Partner
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Associate Director, Retired
Parent ’00, ’09
GIV Venture Partners GP, LLC, Manager
Mitchell and Gardner Properties, Co-Owner & President
Rev. Edwin Ward
Flint Hill School, President, Retired