CHRO Names Tanya Hughes Permanent Executive Director
Hughes was born in Anderson, S.C., and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta and attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. The first eight years of her legal career were spent at the New York City Department of Law, where she prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases. Hughes moved to New Haven in 1994 and was hired by the CHRO that same year. In 1998 she became regional director, a position she held until this year.
Hughes and her husband, Larry, have three children; two of them are adults and one a ninth-grader in a New Caanan school. Hughes has been active in a number of nonprofit organizations, including the southern Connecticut chapter fo the Sickle Cell Disease Association and the Bridgeport Parent Leadership Training Institute.