Mentor Spotlight: Meaghan Hughes
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From volunteering her time on the Sports ETA Mentoring Committee to serving on our board and attending the first-ever Women’s Summit in Columbus, Ohio, Meaghan Hughes is a dedicated member of Sports ETA.
Meaghan started off as a receptionist at the Ann Arbor Sports Commission and has risen in the ranks to be the Associate Director. She is now responsible for a variety of divisions including strategic planning, sales, social media, and managing Simpleview.
Meaghan said one of her favorite experiences was when the 2014 NHL Winter Classic came to Ann Arbor and her office hosted a New Year’s Eve “The Puck Drops Here” event. She says it’s something she would never have been able to be a part of if it wasn’t for her great job.
As someone who started her career in the sports industry at a younger age, Meaghan likes to mentor those who are just starting off.
“I started working here [Ann Arbor Sports Commission] when I was 23 and understand the intimidations of coming to a Sports ETA Symposium as someone so young and new to the industry,” says Meaghan. “I’m lucky to have ended up in this industry – I have made lifelong friends, even if I were to leave the industry. It’s a great industry to be a part of!”
Meaghan and the rest of our mentors can be a familiar face to new members at their first Sports ETA events.
Being a valued member of Sports ETA isn’t Meaghan’s only past time. While she stays busy as a mother of two, she does Crossfit, runs, and enjoys a good movie or Netflix binge.
Learn more about Meaghan and the rest of Sports ETA’s mentors here.