Ms. Hughes has served as CEDC’s Secretary since 2012. Her professional career spans over 22 years in gaming with a majority of her career dedicated to the effective regulation of tribal government gaming. She is the Environmental Director for the Cahuilla Band of Indians. Ms. Hughes received her Associates Degree from Haskell Indian Junior College(Haskell Nations University), attended San Diego State University, and after raising her family received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.