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Hugh brown

Hugh Brown, President and CEO


Hugh Brown joined AKA in 1992, and since then, he's built our 60,000 square foot state of the art facility, then took on his current position in 1996. A veteran of the non-profit direct mail fundraising world, Hugh has focused AKA's efforts on the helping many organizations grow and expand their fundraising efforts. Professionally, Hugh is a sought-after speaker for fundraising matters, where he shares his years of experience of how to create and produce effective appeals and other direct mail communications.

Active in his church and community, Hugh also serves as founder and Chairman of the Board of Saint Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg, VA. He is also the founder of the Catholic Business Network of Central Virginia, and is responsible for more than $1,500,000 raised and given to local Catholic schools since 2004.

He leads AKA's charitable works initiative, helping AKA's employees support scores of athletic teams in the greater Fredericksburg area, as well as many Catholic parishes, Catholic and Christian schools and churches, Bethany Christian Services, Mary’s Shelter, and the Paul Stefan Home, all dedicated to the sanctity of human life. In addition to being dedicated to community service locally, nationally AKA is active behind-the-scenes helping many organizations doing good works.

Ken Wilson
Chief Operating Officer


Ken oversees our sales & project manager teams, estimating, billing, IT, vendor relations teams, and project schedules. He's also responsible for managing our physical facility, and is experienced in sales, postal matters, postal regulations and postage analysis. Fun fact: Ken joined AKA as its first employee in 1985!

Shaun Kenney
VP Development & Marketing


Shaun is a prolific fundraiser, starting his direct mail career at the grassroots level before moving on to conservative political and Catholic non-profit work. Shaun understands the demanding requirements of a modern 21st century media environment, with expertise in mutli-channel marketing and digital fundraising solutions. Shaun has a natural ability to work with clients, bringing projects in on-time at or below budget while creating techniques to help clients garner better response and larger donations. Shaun also has a natural affinity for the Oxford comma. Contact Shaun today and see how he can help you make your projects even more successful! Email Shaun