Joe Hughes

 

Director - Government Affairs
American Airlines

Joe Hughes

With a strong background in lobbying at the federal, state and city levels of government and on a range of issues from construction to transportation Joe Hughes adds much to US Airways / American Airlines in Arizona.  Before joining US Airways, Joe held a number of positions in government affairs, the most recent being the State Director for GoRail, an organization created to support transportation solutions that include rail.  His experience includes positions as Vice President of Public Affairs for the Associated General Contractors, government relations coordinator for the town of Gilbert and several years as a city councilman and vice mayor of the City of Safford.  Joe is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. 

With US Airways / American Airlines Joe is responsible for the company’s government affairs efforts in Phoenix, at the state level for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Idaho.