It is said that some people can make waves in the world and leave a lasting impact on society. Jason Hughes, CEO of Hughes Marino certainly fits this description. He has been recognized as one of the top CEOs in America, and his company was named Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign Foundation. However, these accomplishments are just part of what makes Jason such an extraordinary person.
We will explore more about him and how he became such a respected name in business! Jason Hughes is the CEO of one of the nation’s leading landlords, leasing over 6 million square feet across 40 U.S. markets. His company was recently ranked number 8 in Fortune Magazine’s “top places to work for diversity”. One of the top factors that influenced this decision was Jason Hughes´ leadership in diversity issues. Jason personally bestows the Hero Award on an employee every year, which is given to someone who projects a positive image for gay and lesbian employees.
This helps build acceptance of LGBT workers in their company and across society. Jason is a straight ally who believes that everyone should have equal rights. Successful CEO Jason Hughes grew up in Maryland where he was very active. He played football, swam, and did track and field while attending high school at The Landon School. After graduating from college with a degree in Government, Jason Hughes moved to Washington, D.C. He got his start in real estate with Prudential Commercial Real Estate Services in 1993 where he focused on office leasing in the greater D.C. metro area.