Chief Legal Officer
AJ is an entrepreneur and investor focused on profitable businesses and exceptional leaders with the potential to positively transform their industries and communities. A.J. serves as Managing Member of Tufco Flooring, Co-founder of Diatom Aviation LLC, and Managing Member of Culture Index Cincinnati LLC. Earlier in his career, A.J. led business development in a startup pharmaceutical venture and was the youngest elected Partner in a regional law firm where he worked closely with the late Wm. T. Robinson III, President of the American Bar Association.
A.J. earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky and graduated summa cum laude as a St. Thomas More Fellow with a B.A. in Economics and History from Thomas More University’s James Graham Brown Honors Program. A.J. has served a multitude of non-profit and civic organizations as Board Chair. He presently serves as a Trustee on the Boards of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Thomas More University.
A.J. lives with his wife Erin Schaeffer, DNP, and their four children on the family’s farm in Burlington, Kentucky. When not working or serving the community, the Schaeffers are playing sports or getting their hands dirty baling hay and tending cattle.