Hughes has more than 20 years of experience leading complex IT initiatives within Fortune 500 financial technology organizations. Prior to joining Voya, she held the position of CISO at Global Payments Inc., where she held other leadership positions across governance, compliance, accounting and audit functions. Hughes has been an active industry leader in payment security, serving on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Board of Advisors and was recognized by PaymentsSource in 2020 as one of the most Influential Women in Payments.
Hughes is a member of the Susan G. Komen Southeast Regional Leadership Council after serving for over two years on the Atlanta Board. She enjoys mentoring cybersecurity students to encourage and develop the next generation of leaders. Hughes was also recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 2021 Women of Influence, which honors those who have made significant strides in their careers and are making a difference in their communities.