Mark Hughes, B.S. '69, M.S. '77, trustee emeritus
Mr. Hughes is a member of the Board of Directors of the GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., an IRS §501(c)(3) not for-profit corporation that provides comprehensive medical care to residents of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Amyx Corporation, a management and technical solutions provider to government customers. He is a trustee emeritus of the George Washington University. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science and of the GWU Athletics Advisory Board.
He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University (2002-2014), serving on five board committees and as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Life with Cancer (INOVA), a Virginia organization providing support to cancer patients and their families. Mr. Hughes served as a Commissioner for the Arthur S. Flemming Awards, awarded annually to outstanding mid-career federal employees. Mr. Hughes retired as President, System and Network Solutions Group, of Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE – SAI) in February 2006. The System and Network Solutions Group performed much of the systems development and systems integration work within SAIC, concentrating on the development of federal telecommunications, command and control systems, criminal justice information systems, physical security and information security. During Mr. Hughes’ sixteen-year leadership of this Group, annual revenues grew from $84 million to over $1.6 billion and over 5,000 employees.
While at SAIC, Mr. Hughes served as a member of several corporate boards, including Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) a telecommunications software company with revenues of over $1.3 billion, AMSEC LLC, a joint venture of SAIC and Northrup Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, with annual revenues of $500 million, Data Systems and Solutions, a joint venture of SAIC and Rolls Royce, Ultra-Scan, providing ultrasound fingerprint scanners, and Saudi SAI a joint venture of SAIC and a Saudi investor.
Prior to joining SAIC in August of 1990, Mr. Hughes was senior vice president of Planning Research Corporation’s (now Northrup Grumman IT) Information Systems Group and General Manager of two of its three divisions: the Defense and Space Systems Division and the Systems Support Division. In those roles, he was responsible for all systems development and integration projects for intelligence, command and control, and space applications in PRC.
After joining PRC in 1971, Mr. Hughes committed his expertise to the development and integration of complex computer-based systems. In other assignments, he was vice president for command, control, communications and intelligence marketing, achieving a win rate on competitive bids of 65%. He also has held the positions of division vice president, department manager, project manager, computer systems scientist, systems architect, and programmer.
He is a past member of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Board of Governors and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He was also Chairman of the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA); is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Security Affairs Support Association (SASA); and is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. Mr. Hughes is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Mr. Hughes is a Distinguished Graduate of the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in computer science with a minor in medical engineering. He completed the Harvard program for senior executives in national and international security (1989), the Stanford University Program on Mergers and Acquisitions (2004), the Stanford University Program for Public Company Directors (2007) and the Private Wealth Management Program at Wharton (2007). Mr. Hughes resides in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Susan. They have four children, Michael, Adam, Lisa Godwin, and Kelly.