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 member of the 1992 US Olympic team in Barcelona, Spain. In 1993 she won gold at the World University Games in Buffalo, New York.
Tanya attended the University of Arizona where she was a four-time NCAA high jump champion. 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 a managing director with FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, she previously 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, daughter Jocelyn, and son Jason.