The Honorable Grace Flores-Hughes serves as Vice President F&H 2, Inc., a
management consulting business. Mrs. Flores-Hughes also lectures on managing
cultural diversity and is working on her autobiography. She was recently appointed by President Bush to serve as a member
of the Federal Service Impasses Panel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes is a former Presidential appointee who served as the Director/Assistant
Attorney General of Community Relations Service (CRS) for the Department of Justice from 1988-92. As Director, Mrs. Flores-Hughes was responsible for developing policies and establishing priorities with
respect to the resolution of racial and ethnic conflict in communities throughout the country, and the resettlement of Cuban/Haitian
refugees in the United States.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Mrs. Flores-Hughes served as Associate
Administrator for Minority Small Business and Capital Ownership Development. As
Associate Administrator, Mrs. Flores-Hughes initiated a number of innovative policy changes associated with reforming the
Mrs. Flores-Hughes was also a Visiting Professor in the Political Science Departments
of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and
Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes has extensive knowledge of the federal government. She began her federal career as a GS-2 at Kelly AFB and subsequently transferred to the Department of Health,
Education & Welfare where she assumed higher levels of management responsibility.
She later worked in the Department of Health & Human Services as Acting Director of the Office of Hispanic Americans
where she was responsible for the development and implementation of social policy and programs regarding Hispanic Americans
and where she coined the term "Hispanic" for the federal government.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes served in various local and national political campaigns, including
the Reagan/Bush '84 Reelection Campaign, the Dole/Kemp ’96 Campaign and served on the National Finance Committee of
Bush for President 2000 Campaign . She was recently appointed to the RNC Chair’s
National Hispanic Advisory Board.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes has been a major contributor to a number of federal studies
in areas such as immigration, bilingual education, and migrant education. She
has written and presented a number of professional papers including magazine articles, "Why the Term Hispanic?" Hispanic
Magazine, '96 and "The Use and Abuse of Diversity," Hispanic Magazine, '94.
She received the 1990 Outstanding Public Service Award presented by the American
Society for Public Administration. She is included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of Professional & Business Women. Mrs. Flores-Hughes was named in Hispanic Business Magazine's list of 100 Most
Influential Hispanics in the U.S. Mrs. Flores-Hughes was appointed by Governor Allen to serve on the VA Board of Professional
and Occupational Regulation & the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Svs. She
served on the 1st Board of Visitors, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and currently serves on the Diversity
Advisory Committee for the Virginia National Guard and was recently awarded Hispanic of the Year Award, 11th Cong.
District by Rep. Tom Davis. Mrs. Flores-Hughes is included in the Hispanic American Profiles, Ballantine Books and
in Notable Hispanic American Women, Gale Research.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes is a member of numerous organizations; serves as Chair of the
Executive Board, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, is a Principal, Council of Excellence in Government & serves on the
Board of HAP. She also serves on the Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Board founded by actor Jimmy Smits. She is Past Pres.
of the Commonwealth Republican Women's Club and currently serves on the Fairfax County Republican Committee.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes holds a Master
of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University
and a B.A. in Child Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia.
Mrs. Flores-Hughes is a native of Taft, Texas and a 1965 graduate of Taft High School. She is married to Lt. General
Harley A. Hughes, USAF (Ret), and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.