Tanya Hughes

Tanya Hughes

Tanya Hughes is an executive in the financial sector and a retired elite U.S. high jumper.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hughes is a three-time American junior national indoor champion: 1989, 1990 and 1991, and a two-time national outdoor champion (1992 and 1993).

She was a 1992 US Olympic team member in Barcelona, Spain. In 1993 she won gold at the World University Games in Buffalo, New York.

Tanya was a four-time NCAA high jump champion at the University of Arizona. She was named the 1994 NCAA Woman of the Year based on her scholarship, leadership, and athletic accomplishments over her collegiate career.

Hughes is currently the Interim CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO). Before this role, she held various consulting leadership roles, was managing director with FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, and spent 10 years as an IBM Client Executive.

Hughes earned a bachelor of science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Marketing, Communications, Sociology) from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Hughes has two children, Jocelyn and Jalon.

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