Ed Hughes, Clinton Foundation

TITLE: Deputy Director, Clinton Global Initiative

FUNDING AREAS: Climate change

CONTACT: ed.hughes@clintonglobalinitiative.org, (212) 397-2255

PROFILE: Ed Hughes has been with the Clinton Foundation since 2004, and has been active from the very start of the Clinton Global Initiative. He now serves as the program's deputy director. His official bio from the foundation reads:

As deputy director and program director of CGI, Ed Hughes is responsible for program development for all CGI meetings. He joined CGI as program director in 2004 to work on the initial creation of the project within the Clinton Foundation. Born in New York City and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Hughes graduated from Bates College in 1992. He served in the Clinton Administration from 1994 to 2001, initially in the Counsel's Office, the White House's in-house legal department. He then transferred to the White House Office of Advance, serving as associate director of advance. In 2001, Hughes moved to New York City, initially to work on a City Council campaign, and subsequently on the staffs of New York City Council Members Eric Gioia (2002 – 2003) and Speaker Gifford Miller (2003 – 2004).