When: September 8, 2023, 8:30 am – 10:00 AM
There is little agreement as to the impact of crime on the economy. Perceptions vary between red states and blue states, across racial and class lines and even among religious groups. There are indisputable facts which have guided the traditional understanding of crime and the economy for over thirty years. These facts may no longer be viable. The integration of cyber in every industry, the continuing impact of the pandemic on the labor force and the ascendancy of the gig economy further complicate any discussion of the intersection of crime and the economy. All businesses, whether consumer facing or a B2B enterprises, are impacted by crime. The ability to navigate or at minimum appreciate this tricky topic can mean the difference between success and failure.
Renée Cardwell Hughes is a highly experienced executive, attorney, independent Board member, Qualified Financial Expert, and retired judge with more than 15 years on the trial bench. Judge Hughes is the CEO of the Hughes Group, whose mission is to help management teams refine, internalize, and execute their corporate mission. In addition to strategic planning and change management, the Hughes Group provides leadership development and executive coaching.
Judge Hughes recently completed an engagement in 2021 as President and CEO of Opportunities Industrialization Center, (Philadelphia OIC), a workforce development nonprofit that impacts the lives of more than 1500 individuals annually. Her other leadership roles include CEO of the fourth largest market in the $3 billion American Red Cross system. Judge Hughes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Georgetown University Law Center. She received an honorary Doctor of Science (PhD) from Thomas Jefferson University in 2022.