James L. Hughes, MBA

James L. Hughes, MBAJames L. Hughes, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer

James L. Hughes is responsible for the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Office of Research and Development, the chief administrative unit and catalyst for advancing research, technology commercialization, and economic development at the University. Hughes also serves as president of the UMB Health Science Research Park Corporation, the management operation for the 14-acre University of Maryland BioPark.

Before joining UMB in 2001, Hughes worked for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) for six years, most recently as director of technology and international business. Before working at DBED, he was executive director of the World Trade Center Institute, a public-private partnership dedicated to expanding international trade and investment.

Hughes is a director of several nonprofit corporations, including Lexington Market, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation, the Maryland/Israel Development Center, and the BioPark. He has an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BA from Davidson College.