Brandon Hough comes to Antioch College with a diverse background. Brandon began his career with the U.S. Air Force serving as a Contracting Officer at Wright-Patterson AFB. After his time in the Air Force he led the operations for 25 mass participation events in southern California for Spectrum Sports with clients that included runDisney, the Anaheim Angels, and the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Brandon moved back to the area in 2017 and took over as the director of the U.S. Air Force Marathon. During his tenure at the Air Force Marathon Brandon increased the size of the staff by 50%, partnered with the U.S. Space Force to launch the inaugural T-Minus 10-Miler at Cape Canaveral, and nearly doubled the amount of sponsorship revenue the organization brought in. He has won numerous awards for his work to include being named a Dayton 40 under 40 and was selected as the 2020 Running USA Rising Star.
Brandon has a passion for education having received a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a M.Ed in Sports Administration from Xavier University, a graduate leadership certificate from the University of Dayton, and is currently in his second year of study at the Indiana University O’Neill School of Environmental & Public Affairs where he is earning his MPA in Nonprofit Management. Brandon is actively involved in numerous non-profits. He serves as the president of the Beavercreek Rotary Club, he is the secretary and additionally serves on the fundraising committee for the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, and he serves as a trustee and governance & bylaws committee member for Running USA.
In his free time, Brandon is a lifelong runner with a lifetime best of 2:33 in the marathon, he can often be spotted running around Yellow Springs. Brandon is married to Dr. Ashley Hough who shared with him her love of nature. The two of them take every opportunity to visit parks and explore nature where they seek out new species of native flora and fauna. In addition, while Ashley enjoys birds, Brandon is an avid birder and has identified ~300 bird species to date. Brandon and Ashley reside in Yellow Springs and welcomed their son Hunter to the world in the spring of 2022.