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Through her outstanding business acumen and dedication to the community, Grace Hughes has brought success to her company as well as generous commitment to many Marin nonprofit organizations.
Since Ms. Hughes became President of the Marin Airporter in 1984, the company has evolved from an eight-vehicle operation to a twenty-six bus ‘transportation empire’ with two terminals, an administrative center and a maintenance facility. More than ninety Airporter employees provide daily service to San Francisco International Airport at half-hour intervals, as well as charter service throughout the Bay Area.
Before assuming the leadership of Marin Airporter, Grace spent six years in the public sector. She was a program director with the CORO Foundation, an organization dedicated to strengthening communities by training individuals to be effective, ethical leaders. Grace also worked for the Democratic National Committee in California and New York City.
Grace’s passion for giving back to the community is demonstrated both by her role on myriad non-profit Boards, and by her personal and corporate support of the non-profit community.
A past trustee of the Marin Community Foundation, Ms. Hughes most recently became involved with organizations and task forces devoted to community health, such as the Marin Community Clinic. Grace also serves as co-chair of the Large Employer’s Task Force on Workforce Housing. And last but not least, she’s proud of her fifteen-year record of “Bowling for Kids,” even though she has never broken fifty!